You might have noticed I’ve been popping by here somewhat sporadically the past couple of months. I’ve been busy working on some behind-the-scenes baking that’s sucking all the energy out of me. Quite literally, actually. Before I tell you about this puffy golden chestnut dutch baby pancake, I’m excited to finally be able to share a sneak peek of what I’ve been baking up.
Empire Biscuits, also known as Imperial Biscuits, German Biscuits or Double Shortbread, are sandwich cookies popular in UK, particularly Scotland. It is very similar to a linzer cookie, being formed by sandwiching 2 shortbread cookies together with raspberry jam. Nothing out of the ordinary till here, but then the cookie is glazed with a simple sugar glaze and decorated with half of glace cherry and that brings these cookies out of anonymity. Honestly, these biscuits shook my world the other day when I made them. I wasn’t expecting them to be this delicious, I thought they would turn out good, but nothing special and they blew me away.