Monday, March 23, 2009

Bournvita Biscuits

I remember making bournvita biscuits as a teenager. In fact I have quite a distinct memory of making a huge batch of these cookies to take back to my flat at university in my second year. Bournvita is a chocolate drink powder – like milo. I haven’t seen it for years and so havent made the biscuits for years either. But I was thinking about these a few weeks ago and yesterday I decided to make some for the trades people on the house.

I don’t really like milo – I am more of a hot chocolate girl, but my husband loves it and has a milo almost every night after dinner. But I do love these cookies. Seeing as I couldn’t seem to find bournvita in the supermarket, I used milo to make these as I figure the difference between milo and bournvita is possibly that one is a nestle product and one is a Cadbury product (although I could be wrong here as it is so long since I have had bournvita). The cookies are a variation on the kiwi chocolate chip cookie and you could add chocolate chips if you wanted. The raw cookie dough is delicious, but cooked they are the perfect thing to fill the tins with and are delicious with a glass of milk!

Bournvita Biscuits

250g butter
150g sugar
4 tbsp condensed milk
350g flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp milo or bournvita

· Cream butter and sugar, then beat in condensed milk
· Stir in dry ingredients
· Roll mixture into balls and place on baking tray. Flatten with a fork
· Bake at 170c for 12-15 minutes until firm and lightly golden


Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Cool! Another delicious NZ biscuit recipe :) Thanks for sharing Tammy! I made the Afghans on the weekend and they were heavenly! Thankyou so much for the recipe :)

Snooky doodle said...

these cookies look yummy and nice. I love Milo although its been a while since I had it last. these must be delicious

Elyse said...

Mmm, these look quite delicious. Like the perfect afternoon treat.

pinkstripes said...

Those sound delicious. They look great too.

LittleRed said...

I have never heard of Bournvita...but I have seen Milo in the grocery store so I know I can get some. Very curious to try these:) Thanks!

wenz said...

I got the new receipe from my sister at NZ. I'm glad to find yours and explain a lot about the recipe.