Crank the oven and get ready to bake – Arnott's has released its Monte Carlo recipe

Crank the oven and get ready to bake – Arnott’s has released its Monte Carlo recipe

If you had visions of using this time in isolation to shred with home-based workouts and clean eating, we suggest you click away now. If, however, you’ve come to the conclusion that life is short and isolation is made inherently better with delectable baked goods then we have some excellent news – Arnott’s has released a home-inspired version of its lauded Monte Carlo biscuit recipe. Delicious on its own or dunked in a cup of tea, the Monte Carlo is a culinary icon and for good reason. If you’re keen to give it a crack, don your apron, crank the oven to 170°C and let’s bake, baby!

For the biscuit
125 g butter, softened
125 g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons of golden syrup
1 egg
40 g desiccated coconut
240 g plain flour

For the cream
60 g butter
150 g pure icing sugar
2 teaspoons of milk
raspberry jam

Preheat oven to 170°C.

Line a baking sheet with baking paper.

In a medium mixing bowl place butter, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla and golden syrup. Beat for approximately one minute.

Add egg and beat for a further minute. Do not overbeat. Stir in sifted flour and coconut until well combined.

Place half the dough mixture on a piece of baking paper and wrap to form a log. Repeat with remaining dough mixture.

Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes or until slightly firm. Using a serrated knife, cut into 8-mm slices.

Place on baking sheet and bake for 14 minutes or until golden.

Allow to cool on tray for five minutes, then place on a rack to cool.

For the cream, place butter, sugar and milk in a medium bowl and beat until light and fluffy.

Sandwich cooled biscuits with jam and cream.

This is an edited extract from the recipe on the Arnott’s website. Images sourced from Arnott’s.

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