I reside in an area where eggless cakes and cookies are very very limited, so when I do come across a cookie that doesn’t contain eggs, I go made and buy an entire case.
Take last week for example, I was randomly walk around in checkers looking at the cookies available when the Baumanns marie biscuits caught my eye. So I did what I normally do, I bought an entire box and proudly put it front and centre in the pantry so that everyone could see.
This morning, I walked into the pantry and saw the empty box on the recycling pile. Seriously, who ate the entire box? An entire box consists of 18 x 200g of biscuits and I don’t remember seeing anyone having with their evening tea or just munching on it.
I just had to play detective and low and behold where do you think I found the last packet? In my mother’s bag, she has been sneaking out packets of these to take to work for the guys there. Hello, why the eggless biscuits, she could have taken the biscuits that had eggs in the only I eat, no she takes the ones that everyone eats and is also the hardest to come by.
So what did I do? I sneaked them out her bag and hid them in the fridge for this evenings tea time treat. I knew she wouldn’t ask me if I had seen it, because then she would have to explain and I would never let her live it down. I would be teasing her relentlessly.
When she got home this evening and saw me smashing the marie biscuits, she couldn’t help but not laugh that she had been caught out and she blamed my dad for encouraging her to give out biscuits as there was too many and he would be tempted to eat till he exploded.
This recipe was easy to make and it had the basic ingredients that one would have in the pantry so there was absolutely no need to rush out to the stores and stand in long queues in the heat.
It also reminded me of my childhood days, where marie biscuits and ice cream cones were decorated as clowns and would always be found on birthday party tables.
Verdict, my mother thought it was too sweet, my dad thought it had too much cocoa and all the chocolate made it dark and you know he doesn’t like dark cakes, he would prefer it I used white chocolate powder and milky bar. I would prefer if he would not be so picky and also that his taste buds would be more realistic when it came to their demands. My opinion, I loved it, a real trip down memory lane and much to my dad’s annoyance, the leftovers was wrapped and shipped off with him to work the following morning.
- 125g x margarine.
- 2 x tbsp condense milk.
- 1 x tbsp golden syrup.
- 1 ½ x tbsp cocoa powder.
- 1 x tbsp castor sugar.
- 1 x packet marie biscuits, roughly crushed.
- Add all the ingredients, expect for the marie biscuits to a pot.
- Over a medium heat, allow all the ingredients to melt and give it a good mix.
- Add in the crushed marie biscuits and mix thoroughly, so that everything is nicely coated.
- Evenly spread the mixture into a greased pyrex dish.
- Pop into the fridge and allow to chill for 30 minutes.
- Melt a slab of Cabury dairy milk and pour it over the biscuit mixture.
- Make sure that the melted chocolate is evenly spread and sprinkle over 100s and 1000s over the chocolate.
- Pop into the fridge and chill for 30 – 60 minutes or until the chocolate has set.