There are days when a store bought biscuit won’t do. You know the days – grey and drizzly. Days where comfort food is necessary. For days like that then our homemade malted milk biscuits are just what you need. Enjoy them with a steaming mug of tea, dunk into a hot chocolate, or my personal favourite – have as a snack, whenever!
History of malted milk
Did you know that malted milk biscuits were first created in 1924 by Elkes Biscuits of Uttoxeter, a company that is now owned and part of Fox’s biscuits? Go back a little further and you’ll find out that the staple that is now malted milk was created by London pharmacist James Horlick. His idea of using a malt based nutritional supplement for infants has evolved into the staple that we use now.
Fun fact: Maltesers are made of malt, too!
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Homemade malted milk biscuits recipe
Homemade malted milk biscuits
- 125 g unsalted butter
- 125 g caster sugar
- 1 tsp of good quality vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp of golden syrup
- 1 medium free range egg
- 350 of plain all purpose flour
- 50 g malted milk powder such as Ovaltine or Horlicks
- 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
- Preheat your oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4. Then line two large baking trays with grease proof paper - set aside. Then in a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla.
- Next add the syrup and the egg to the mixture, and beat. Then add the flour, malted milk powder and bicarbonate of soda and mix thoroughly - it should all come together as one large ball. It is also worth noting that Ovaltine makes darker biscuits, whilst Horlicks makes lighter ones!
- Divide the dough into four equal parts (you can use a weighing scale to help, or just go by feel). Put one piece between two sheets of grease proof paper and using a rolling pin, roll the dough until you have the thickness of a pound coin.
- Remove the paper and cut into biscuit shape size rectangles.Use the edge of a sharp knife to flute the edges. Place in the baking tray, and repeat with the remaining dough, Bake for around 10-12 minutes then cool.
This easy to prepare yummy recipe was provided by Co-operative Food
Enjoy these malted milk biscuits today – fill your house with that yummy baking smell.
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