Chocolate Marshmallow Teacakes like in The Great British Bake Off!

I know lots of you have been watching the Great British Bake Off and I bet you are slightly sad that this season is over. I will definitely feel lost on Tuesday evenings now. Used to be the highlight!

The chocolate marshmallow teacakes was the technical challenge of the biscuit episode and I was very eager to try them out myself!

You will need a half sphere silicone mould which is available on our website here for £5.99. They sold out very quickly and more will be in on Tuesday, 23rd October. They are exactly the same as the one I have used, except that they will be in pink.

I knew making this would be a challenge although nothing compared to the Bake Off contestants as they had to make them on a warm summer day topped with loads of added pressure!

I have used Mr Silver Fox, Paul Hollywood’s step by step recipe and this can be found on the BBC website here. I made the biscuits first. You can also do the cheat version and just buy chocolate digestives 😉

First step : Prep for the biscuit base! Our popular hearts measuring spoons, £1.95 also made an appearance in this picture. Stir everything together to form a smooth ball.

Roll out dough and cut out 6 rounds.

Yay! The biscuit rounds were chilled in the fridge for a while and then they were all ready to be baked in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Next step will be to melt chocolate. Leave them aside to cool slightly as they are not very handy when they are too runny.

Next job is to coat the inside of the moulds with melted chocolate. Scooped a spoonful of chocolate into every mould and then used the back of a spoon to line the whole mould. Works quite well 🙂

I resisted the temptation of popping them in the fridge and just allowed them to set on its own. The key to shiny domes 🙂

Meanwhile, the cooled biscuits were dipped in chocolate. Remember to cover the sides too. It took so much out of me to prevent myself from eating them at this point!!

I found making the marshmallow rather fun although I am slightly annoyed at it now. It involves throwing all the ingredients together in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and whisking. Do use a large bowl as it doubles in size! *ahem* Make sure it is very stiff before piping them into your chocolate lined moulds.

Pipe some melted chocolate on top of the marshmallow especially around the rim.

Place the biscuit on top and VOILA! Everything got a bit messy at this point and did not manage to take photos. Leave them to set.

Unfolding them from the silicone mould was super daunting! I was worried that it will break into a lots of little pieces. Aaah, look at their domes, so glossy 🙂

They were perfect to me till..

… the moment of truth when I cut them in half.

The marshmallow was a tad runny and therefore not the right consistency. All that matters is that they tasted really good. Definitely on the ‘very sweet’ side.

Please take up the challenge and try them out too. Not as difficult as it looks on telly! I am still very impressed with my chocolate marshmallow teacakes! Yay!

Happy Sunday!! 🙂

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. littlemisswelsteadscookeryclass
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 18:22:17

    Wow! These are going to be my next challenge. The chocolate looks gorgeously glossy too 🙂


  2. The Perky Poppy Seed
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 19:14:39

    What a great holiday treat:)


  3. Shel
    Oct 23, 2012 @ 01:37:26

    Well done, i thought these looked great to try. I bet they tasted even better than they looked to 🙂


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