Bourbon Biscuits and am back!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Okie…am back,not that I ever left,am back to the blogging world! I thought I would take a moment today to welcome myself back from a long and a wonderful vacation.Am I happy or sad???? Well,I have mixed feelings,feeling bad coz am missing my family,happy coz am back to my space,my sweet home. It was a long long….very long vacation,huh and its over now!

As it is said,”If you come as happy as you leave,you have had a good vacation”.I am thoroughly happy to get back,whatever it is end of the day you really wana get back to your den!. Have you heard this one too – “No one needs a vacation more than the person who just had one”.So am ready,P wat say,eh?

Few bloggers thought I disappeared, few kept checking on me…felt nice with all responses.Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog even in my absence. To kick off,I decided to make something sweet, which is actually both P’s & my favourite – Bourbon Biscuits.Does it ring a bell??? Yeah this is the one which is like a sandwich biscuit consisting of two thin dark chocolate biscuits with a chocolate cream filling.This one was one of my all time fav as a kid,I remember licking the cream inside first and then have the biscuit. It surely is a hit amongst kids.The chocolaty color makes this all the more appealing:)

This is P's cousins recipe, I believe she learnt baking before her wedding and his Aunt collated all the recipes n gave it to me during my visit this year.I did change a li’l as per requirement.

Ingredients –

All Purpose Flour/Maida – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/3 cup
Butter – ¼ cup
Baking Soda – 1/4tsp
Honey – 1tsp(optional)
Baking Powder – 1 tsp
Cocoa – 3 tsp
Vanilla Essence – 2tsp
Cold milk – 3-4 tbsp

For Filling(Butter icing)-

Butter – 1/4cup
Icing Sugar – 1/3 cup
Cocoa – 1 tsp
Vanilla Essence – a few drops


Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add essence,honey and Baking Soda and blend well.Sieve the Flour with Cocoa and baking powder.Mix the Flour to the creamed mixture and form a soft dough.Add cold milk to this dough.Roll out the prepared dough on a board(You may use a li’l flour for dusting) and cut with a biscuit cutter(I cudn’t find mine,hence used a knife to cut into rectangles).Prick on top of the cut shapes with a toothpick and sprinkle sugar.Place on a greased and floured baking tray and bake at 355F for 8-10mins.Cool it for 2mins before using the filling.

For the filling:

Mix all the filling ingredients to a smooth paste.Sandwich the biscuits with this chocolate butter icing.

Brown is one of my fav colors too,hence this recipe perfectly fits in for FIC:Favourite.So here it goes to Curry Leaf who is hosting this event originally started by Harini of Tongueticklers.

Except for the baking,which is less than 10min this one is an easy stuff to make.So off it goes to 15 minutes cooking,hosted by Mahima of the Indian Vegetarian Kitchen.

I have missed alot of awards,i did see messages from alot of them about the same.Am yet to check and accept,however would like to thank each and every individual for having thought about me & passing it to me.Thanks a bunch!


mahimaa May 19, 2009 at 6:26 PM  

good to see u back....and the biscuits look very cute. looks just like real bourbon.

Divya Vikram May 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

These biscuits make me nostalgic. Have never thought of trying it at home! Perfectly baked!

Lena Rashmin Raj May 20, 2009 at 12:27 AM looks yummy...this s my favorite... thank u for sharing...

Chitra May 20, 2009 at 1:46 AM  

Good to see u back, hope u remember me nithya;)missed ur posts..Bourbon biscuits is my favourite..Good u tried @ has come out very well..I'll sure try this!!

sowmya May 20, 2009 at 2:04 AM  

very interesting..i love these biscuits, but nevr thought could be baked at home..

Parita May 20, 2009 at 2:29 AM  

Wow these are perfect bourbon biscuits..delicious pic..first time here :)

Ramya Vijaykumar May 20, 2009 at 7:25 AM  

Wow, what an awesome comeback post!!! Looks so much like the store bought ones... I guess britannia & co is gonna sweep you off from us!!! ;)

Priya May 20, 2009 at 7:36 AM  

Woww my fav biscuits, u did it from the scratch...prefectly baked and shaped..looks like store bought biscuits..Great work Nithya!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine May 20, 2009 at 8:50 AM  

First time here, i love these bourbon biscuits(the store bought one) and this looks exactly like it. Perfect.

Pooja May 20, 2009 at 8:56 AM  

Love bourbon biscuits..These are looking same like that..Yummy ones nithya..

Pooja May 20, 2009 at 9:11 AM  

Wow Bourbon biscuits takes me back to my childood days. How can I ever forget it..was my favourite and still is..if I can get hold of them! Yours has turned out superb! Even without a biscuit cutter you have done a great job :)
And thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a nice blog. See you again :)

Nithya Praveen May 20, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

Thanks Mahima
Divya - Thanks for all your comments,looks like you have taken time to read all of them...thanks a bunch.
Lena,Sowmya,Parita,Priya,A2Z & Pooja -thanks for visiting my blog & comments
Ramya - I really wish the britannia guys see my post:-P.Thanks i cudnt stop laughing!
Pooja - Thanks for ur wonderful comments too:)

Happy cook May 20, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

Hey this onelooks just like the bourbon biscuits we get back in India.
Now if i had a cupp of coffee i can enkoy this delicous home made biscuits.

Supriya Nair May 20, 2009 at 10:08 AM  

Hey Nithya...Your blog Rocks!!! All the clicks are wonderful and so drooling...The Bourbon biscuits are heavenly...cheers for visiting my space. Hugs...

Ashwini May 20, 2009 at 10:16 AM  

Hey..Welcome back..Good to see you. Hope you had a great time back home. Biscuits looks yummmm. Perfectly baked. Bookmarked.

Indhu May 20, 2009 at 10:50 AM  

good to see you back... and these are my favourite... this recipe is awesome :)

ARUNA May 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM  

wow these r my favourite biscuits, i'm going to try them!!

Sweatha May 20, 2009 at 11:38 AM  

These are my favourite biscuits.Love it Nithya.Perfect entry in your favourite brown.Scrumptious.

Superchef May 20, 2009 at 11:55 AM  

wow!! you made bourbon biscuits??!! those are my favourite!!

welcome back..its good to have you back and good to know you had a great vacation!!

VineelaSiva May 20, 2009 at 12:18 PM  

Hai nithya first time here to ur blog.The first recipe i saw the bourban biscuits this is my favourite soon i went to kitchen and i prepared dear.It came out good.I was really surprised these we can prpepare at home.Soon i will post this recipe in my blog.Thank u very much.I dont know how to tell my thanks to u.Really i am very happy to see this recipe.

Pavithra May 20, 2009 at 12:19 PM  

Thats looking so good nithya , first time here.. Loved all ur dishes and bookmarked some. Thanks for dropping in my blog keep visiting.

Mangala Bhat May 20, 2009 at 1:29 PM  

Wow nitya ,,nice pic ...looks soo yummy .was missing u soo much ..hey i am glad that u liked my mango recipe .:)

Nithya Praveen May 20, 2009 at 1:54 PM  

Happy Cook – It not only look…it taste almost the same.Thanks for ur comment
Thanks Supriya….glad u liked it.Thanks Ashwini,yes I had a wonderful time.Thanks for the comment Indhu.Aruna – Sure try them out,am sure u’l like them.Sweatha,am glad to be a part of FIC,thanks for ur comments too.Super Chef,yes I had a wonderful vacation and am back in action.Vineela – Am so happy that u tried and also glad to know that it turned out well.thanks for ur comments.Mangala – Thanks for ur comments…I was missed:-P…feels so good to hear that

Cham May 20, 2009 at 2:41 PM  

Hey Welcome back! Happy to hear that u had a great vacat. The bourbon looks perfect!

Gita's Kitchen May 20, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

Welcome back :) Those biscuits look just like the ones I love eating and these are homemade healthy ones :)

Poornima Nair May 20, 2009 at 5:41 PM  

Hey that looks so much like my favorite Britannia bourbon biscuits...perfect.

Madhuram May 20, 2009 at 8:24 PM  

Bourbon biscuits were my favorite growing up and yours look exactly the same.

kittymatti May 20, 2009 at 8:28 PM  

Fantastic!!! I never knew that these biscuits can be made at home..yr blog looks the pic!! I wish i could grab some!! tooo good!

The Koshy Mostafas May 20, 2009 at 9:01 PM  

V. pretty!!! Think I might just try these - it's perfect weather here for coffee & biscuits :)

Thanks for visiting my blog !

Vibaas May 20, 2009 at 10:36 PM  

i love bourbon. never thought we could make this at home! :D

Welcome back..and glad u had a long wonderful vacation :) and no i didn't forget u :D

Alka May 20, 2009 at 11:36 PM  

Welcome back..and what a treat ...I remember one of my close friends in college, who used to always munch on a packet of these biscuits and would refuse to eat any other variety, saying that she is ENGAGED with these brown, sugar coated, choco- cream filled biscuits and even went ahead calling these, in Typical Mills and boons style...Tall ,Dark and
I cannot believe that these could be baked at home with such a ease(atleast it sounds easy)..looks lovely

Prathibha May 21, 2009 at 4:55 AM  

OMG..Look at those beauties...looks like store-bought..Never thought that one can even bake it at home...It is looking yummy lol...

Thanks for visiting my blog..I will be glad to see u often there....

AnuSriram May 21, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

Welcome back! Bourbon biscuits are my favourite... and Yours looks perfect and delicious!

Priti May 21, 2009 at 9:21 AM  

Welcome back gal...gud to see you....and biscuits look so

Lisa May 21, 2009 at 11:40 AM  

Thanks for stopping by my blog. These biscuits sound awesome.

Vrinda May 21, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

Thanx for visiting my blog..U hav a nice blog with yummy recipes,Bourbon Biscuits looks perfect....

Razi May 21, 2009 at 10:48 PM  

You are back with a bang. It was excellent .. Thanks to you and P to have got it to office.

Nithya Praveen May 21, 2009 at 11:12 PM  

Thanks Cham ,Gita,Poornima,Madhuram.
Kittymatti – Thanks for the lovely compliment
The Koshy Mustafas – Yeah,try n lemme know.Thanks for visiting my blog.
Vibaas,Anu,Lisa,Vrinda - Thanks for the comment.
Alka – I cudnt stop laughing reading ur comment…ur friend has a great level of correlating things,awesome
Prathibha – Thanks for visiting my blog too…keep coming often
Razi – Happy to see your comment…glad u all liked it

Suparna May 22, 2009 at 3:29 AM  

Hi Nithya,
Thanks for visiting my blog :) hope to c u there more often. The bourbon biscuits look damn yummy..As a kid I too used to crack open the biscuit and lick the cream :) wowie!glad I got the recipe from u! you've baked them as in original ones,brillinat job!

Kitchen Flavours May 22, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Nice to see you back dear.....Bourbon biscutes are my favourite...Looks yum...

Rachel May 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

mine and my lil daughter's favourite...

Red Chillies May 24, 2009 at 3:15 PM  

Nithya, so glad to see you back. Vacations are like that aren't they? I used to love bourbon biscuits back home. i was like that too, lick the cream and then the biscuit :-) Those were the days!

rahin May 24, 2009 at 10:42 PM  

Cool ....i never thought of making them at home , my husband too loves it , m definitely gonna try it , urs looks just like the store ones ...gud job

Sowmya May 26, 2009 at 7:39 AM  

Wowieeeeeeeee Wowieee that looks proffessional yaar..I never know we can do it at home...I love bourban...Great work !

Yasmeen May 26, 2009 at 9:05 AM  

Welcome back! the biscuits do bring back my childhood indulgence:)

Navita May 27, 2009 at 2:30 AM  

welcome back dear :)
how have u been...btw love bourbons :)

Laavanya May 28, 2009 at 3:29 PM  

We love bourbon too - nice to see a recipe for it.. and it looks awesome.

Dhanya Nambirajan May 28, 2009 at 10:21 PM  

Wow those biscuits looks so yummy Thanks for sharing this recipe.I have book marked . Also Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment:).

Aparna May 29, 2009 at 11:48 PM  

Your bourbon biscuits look like the read thing. And must taste loads better, becuse home-mde stuff is always the best.

VIDYA VENKY June 3, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

thatz a lovely post.....i love these biscuits......ur blo is tooo gud

KavyaNaimish June 9, 2009 at 10:03 AM  

wow...Bourbon biscuits at home..they luk very similar to original ones....U have a gud collection of recipes..will come back for more....Thanks for adding my blog to ur list...

Aparna Prabhu June 10, 2009 at 1:27 AM  

Bookmarked Nithya....First time to ur bog n i loved is one of my favourite biscuits ever :)

Ramya June 18, 2009 at 4:45 PM  

First time here..U have a lovely blog..Bourbon biscuits are my all-time fave..Even now i pick one packet when i go to indian stores.

Anonymous July 30, 2009 at 11:07 AM  

Hi Nithya, came across your blog while searching for Bourbon biscuits, it seems yours were a pretty close celebrity lookalike ;)! Good job!

Priya Ajay March 18, 2010 at 1:49 PM  

wow thats delicious ..... m gonna try it today....nice one


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