B is for Bourbon Biscuits

Bourbon biscuits are British classics. They aresynonymous with a cup of tea and perhaps some good old British sympathy. They are moreish and will definitely be a hit with your family, just like they are with mine.

Preheat the oven to 175° C
A biscuit baking tray


Biscuit dough

170g plain flour
60g custard powder
30g cocoa powder
120g butter
120g sugar
One egg


120g icing sugar
30g butter
2tbsp cocoa powder

A few drops of milk



  1. Mix custard powder, plain flour and cocoa.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, then mix in egg.
  3. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
  4. Roll dough to 1/8 inch thick and cut into fingers.
  5. Place on baking tray.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes, turning halfway through baking time.
  7. Place on cooling rack and allow to cool completely.


  1. Mix the filling ingredients together until you have a stiff buttercream. Use a few drops of milk to make filling pliable.
  2. Place teaspoon of filling on half of the biscuit fingers.
  3. Sandwich the biscuits together.

These biscuits are great for walks, a trip to the park or as a teatime treat. They taste great, and look even better if you buy a Bourbon biscuit stamp to put the iconic name on the biscuits.