I have one very old trusty Be-Ro cookbook that my Nana gave me years ago. With new cookbooks sometimes the recipes are so complex you can’t always trust the results. This cookbook is simple and fool proof. It contains all the classics and I’m going to be trying a few more of them over the next couple of weeks! First up is coffee kisses! Part cake part biscuit they are similar to a whoopee pie or even a macaroon. Deliciously light and perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon! This recipe should make about 15!
175g Self Raising Flour
75g Caster Sugar
75g Unsalted Butter
1 Medium Egg Beaten
2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp of hot water
Coffee Buttercream (buttercream mixed with 2 tsp of instant coffee mixed with 1 tbsp of hot water)
NB: These can be made by hand but you can also make them in a food processor if you prefer!
1. Heat the oven to 180C, 350F and grease a large baking tray.
2. Mix the flour and sugar together and rub in the butter with your hands or by pulsing in the food processor.
3. Stir in the egg and all the coffee mixture. The mix should be quite wet!
4. Divide the mix and roll into small balls, slightly smaller than a walnut.
5. Bake the biscuits for about 15 minutes until the tops have hardened. Leave to cool on the tray.
6. When cool sandwich together with the coffee buttercream!