Home-made Kingston biscuits

1 Sep

Homemade Kingston biscuits

Oh, the memories that come flooding back when I think about Kingston biscuits! Growing up, these shop-bought biscuits – or cookies, for my American friends – were the fanciest thing ever. I remember having them at my grandparents house. The chocolatey filling was the best bit – so rich and luxurious – to a child at least.

Recently I had a Kingston biscuit and either the manufacturers have changed their recipe (possibly) or my tastebuds have become more sophisticated (definitely). This bickie tasted fake and cloying and I was left bitterly disappointed.

So I decided to make my own, and I am so glad I did. These homemade Kingston biscuits were a snap to make and so very delicious. My failproof chocolate ganache recipe is used here to sandwich the biscuits together. This recipe is from the lovely Food To Love website.

I urge you to try baking these, rather than buying a pale imitation at the shops. These Kingston biscuits will remind you why baking brings such pleasure.


60 grams butter, chopped, at room temperature

1/3 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoon golden syrup

1 cup self-raising flour

1/2 cup desiccated coconut

1/2 cup quick oats


125 grams milk chocolate, roughly chopped

½ cup cream

home-made Kingston biscuits


Line two baking trays with non-stick paper and preheat oven to 180C. Set aside.

Make the ganache by stirring the chocolate and cream together in a small saucepan over a low heat, stirring frequently, until all meted together. Pour into a bowl and place in fridge for half an hour.

In bowl of electric mixer with paddle attachment beat the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Scrape down sides with spatula then beat in egg and golden syrup.

Fold flour, coconut and oats and beat until mixed together.

Make balls the size of walnuts, place on trays leaving room to spread, then gently flatten with a fork.

Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove to wire cooling racks.

When cold sandwich biscuits with ganache.

The Hungry Mum - home-made Kingston biscuits



15 Responses to “Home-made Kingston biscuits”

  1. Gary Lum September 1, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    One of my faves

  2. themonways September 1, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    Reblogged this on the man without qualities and commented:
    Yummy Kingston biscuits that will surely start your day with a smile.

  3. lulu September 1, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    Homemade beats store bought any time!

  4. healthyindiankitchen September 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    This is lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe☺

  5. youthfoodblog September 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

    Lovely treat!

  6. Jess September 2, 2016 at 12:03 am #

    These looks so buttery and tender. Nice biscuits!

  7. AlifyaLifestyle September 2, 2016 at 8:25 am #


  8. deliciouslynell September 3, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

    Yum! What a lovely classic!

  9. ChgoJohn September 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    Sometimes it’s best not to rediscover a favorite treat from our childhood. I’ve no experience with Kingston biscuits but if there’s chocolate ganache inside I’m sure I’d love them. I’m pretty easy that way. 🙂

  10. Cyndie September 11, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

    these look delicious!

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