Monday, March 23, 2009
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!
4 tbsp condensed milk
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