These are true to their name and melt-in-the-mouth biscuits, perfect as tea time fancies. We like to go the extra mile and sandwich them with jam too, which really adds more texture and an extra layer of flavour to them. However, you can keep it traditional and serve them as singles if you’d like.
Ingredients– Makes 15-18 double fingers, or 30-35 singles
- 12oz softened butter
- 3oz icing sugar
- 1tsp vanilla essence
- 12oz plain flour
- 3oz cornflour
- 50g Baking Chocolate- milk or white
- Jam (optional)
- Pre-heat the oven to 160c.
- Cream together the butter and icing sugar using an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
- Sift in the 2 flours and add in the vanilla essence. Mix well with a wooden spoon, switching to your hands until it forms a soft, sticky dough.
- Lightly grease a baking tray. Transfer the dough into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe 2inch, diagonal fingers into the tray, leaving a 3-5 cm gap between each finger and ensuring they are all of equal length.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. They may seem light in colour, but they will continue to bake as they cool.
- Remove from the oven and allow them to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, heat 1/4 cup of jam in a bowl in the microwave, in 30 second intervals until it loosens. Alongside this, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
- Once the biscuits have loosened, spread a little bit of jam onto the flat side of 1 finger and sandwich it with another. Dip both ends into the melted chocolate and lay it on a greaseproof paper to set.
- The softer the butter, the softer the dough will be and this will make it easier to pipe out.
- Don’t be tempted to add more flour: the dough should be sticky and soft
- Once you have kneaded the dough, try to pipe it out as quick as possible: the longer you leave it, it will toughen up and become harder to pipe out.
- Sandwiching them with jam is optional but highly recommended.
- Store in an airtight container and they will stay good for at least a week. (If you can resist them for that long!)
Check out our reel for a visual guide on how to make these delicious treats.