These crunchy, sweet, sugar coated, peanut butter biscuits are dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with honey roasted peanuts and sea salt. The recipe is from Joy the Baker and I came across it when looking for inspiration the #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong biscuit week (if you haven’t heard of it and want to know more about it and join in look at Rob or Baking Nanna’s Twitter feed). I was hovering around the idea of making Bourbon biscuits but filled with a ganache rather than buttercream but when I saw these I changed my mind and decided to leave the bourbons for another day.
A while back I posted a recipe for Jam Biscuits (aka Jammy dodgers). It got me thinking about break times at school where we would all queue up for biscuits. You would never want to be late and be at the back of the queue because that would mean you were left with the boring biscuits. One of these so called boring biscuits was the garibaldi (aka squashed fly biscuits), although this was great for me because I loved these biscuits and I could always have a couple and the dinner ladies wouldn’t mind because no one else was going to eat them. Anyway after this reminiscing I thought I would go about making some.
I remember at school when we used to have a break at 11am we used to get a biscuit and a cup of squash. You were allowed two biscuits maximum and the dinner ladies were there keeping a beady eye on everyone. This was not a problem when the options were plain playing biscuits but when the chocolate digestives came out or the Jammie Dodgers there was always a rush to try and get a second, third and fourth biscuit. I must admit I was never too bothered (weird child, I know). I loved squashed fly biscuits, more eloquently called garibaldis, and sometimes a chocolate hobnob, as I said I was slightly strange.
Did everyone watch and love The Great British Bake Off last week? I loved it. I am so glad it is back on and am so excited for the episode tomorrow. It has totally got me back in the spirit of baking as I have found myself drifting over to the ‘cooking’ side of the kitchen coming up with new dinner and lunch recipes. But this week I have baked triple chocolate cookies and now I am sharing the love.