Hey my lovelies,
About 2 weeks back, one of our random topics of conversations at work was reminiscing on old school biscuits and I realised just how much I missed wagon wheels. I’ve seen people make them on The Great British Bake Off and I honestly don’t know why I haven’t tried making them before, so last weekend I attempted to make my own….
What you need
- 112g Butter
- 150g Sugar
- 1tsp Vanilla extract
- 250g Plain flour
- 1tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 1/4tsp Salt
- Dash of milk
What to do
- Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4
- Cream together the butter and sugar then add in the vanilla extract
- Mix in the flour and bicarbonate of soda
- The mixture will be very dry at this point so add a dash of milk until it all combines
- Now that you have your biscuit dough, flour your work surface and rolling pin
- Bearing in mind that the biscuits will puff up a little when cooking, roll out your dough to the desired thickness
7. Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut your desired amount of biscuits (in even quantities) and place them on a lined baking tray
8. Bake your biscuits for 10 minutes. They might still be soft when you take them out but that’s fine, they will carry on baking after you take them out of the oven (leave your oven on once you take the biscuits out).
9. One your biscuits have cooled down, split your batch in half. Place 1 half back on the baking tray and put half a marshmallow in the centre of each biscuit. Place the marshmallow topped biscuits back in the oven to melt the marshmallows.
10. While the marshmallow-topped biscuits are in the oven, place a blob a jam on the centre of the remaining biscuits.
11. Remove the now melted marshmallow biscuits from the oven. While the biscuits are still on the tray (they will have gone soft again, so don’t try to pick them up), take your jam biscuits and place them on top of the marshmallows. Push down slightly so that the jam is in the centre of the marshmallow.
12. I used a knife dipped in warm water to clean up the edges of the biscuits, but you can just leave them if they are not too messy.
13. Melt some chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of hot water (I used 2 of my milk free Easter Eggs, around 400g of chocolate all together). Push a fork into the side of the biscuit and dip into the melted chocolate until its all covered (it might be easier if you use 2 forks and flip the biscuit in the chocolate).
14. Place the covered biscuits onto a cooling rack and leave to set. Be warned your work surface will get messy with dripping chocolate. Once there is no chocolate dripping off the biscuits, place on a plate and place in the fridge to fully set.
I know it’s been a while since I have ate a proper Wagon Wheel, but from what I remember these taste just like them! Just to be sure I gave some to my mam and sister and my sister said that she actually preferred them to shop bought ones (I don’t care if she was making me feel good, I’m accepting it). I will be making these again soon, no doubt about it!