Marie Biscuit Chocolate Logs

Posted by Nagalakshmi V | Monday, May 11, 2009 | , , , | 18 comments »

Baking is not a main-stream cooking method in Indian cuisine. The closest we have come is probably the use of the tandoor oven to make rotis and nans - Indian flat breads. With the influence of the British, the French and the Portuguese, Indians started baking too. One of the most popular ingredients among baking enthusiasts is probably Marie Biscuits! Or maybe its just me. Either ways, it makes for a great addition to any pudding or dessert.

The following recipe is from an ex-colleague of mine. She explained the procedure to make the dish in about 5 minutes and I made it that same weekend because it was that simple!


Marie Biscuit Chocolate Logs


Recipe: Marie Biscuit Chocolate Logs* (Easy, no-bake recipe using marie biscuits and chocolate)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Assembling Time: 15 mins
Cooking Level: Beginner/Easy
Recipe/Post by: Nags
Ingredients:
12 Marie Biscuits
1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
4 tbsp Powdered Sugar
½ tsp Instant coffee powder
¼ cup Warm Milk

Method:
  1. Mix the coffee powder in the milk. Dip each biscuit into this mixture and stack neatly one on top of the other.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together and blend in the cocoa powder. Lay this mixture evenly on all four sides of the stacked biscuits.
  3. Refigerate for 2 hours, remove and cut into slices.

Marie Biscuit Chocolate Logs

These make a great snack for kids, althought I don't see much adults saying no to it, during school-week and may seem like a special treat since they are chilled, as opposed to our traditional snacks that are usually deep-fried or baked and served warm.


Special Notes/Tips:
  • These are called logs because you can make a log-like design on it by running a fork over the chocolate layer once its cooled. I didn't try that cuz I didn't have enough biscuits to make a log-sized stack.
  • Leave the logs outside for 10-15 mins before serving to ensure that the butter softens a bit. If its directly served from the fridge, the consistency will be a bit crumbly.


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18 comments

  1. Chitra // 12 May 2009 at 08:45  

    hmm, looks gud and simple:)no baking cake is really a good try!!

  2. indhu // 12 May 2009 at 11:32  

    this is such a cute recipe.. love how the logs look!

    - Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

  3. Lena Rashmin Raj // 12 May 2009 at 12:35  

    woww..wonderful presentation...im new to ur blog..loved d way u hav taken snaps.. :)

  4. Alka // 12 May 2009 at 12:38  

    Looks Delicious...and considering it is a No-Bake stuff, i am surely making this.One doubt though...should i slice it horizontally or vertically ,in case i use a full packet of marie(say around 15 -20)coz in that case cutting vertically will be odd and horizontal slices wont show the stacked layers as this(or am i lacking vision?)

  5. rekhas kitchen // 12 May 2009 at 13:04  

    oohh this looks very intresting and delicious yum and the to no baking sure I am going to give a try thanks for the recipe

  6. Kitchen Flavours // 12 May 2009 at 17:59  

    Oh wow that's really awesome....simple and yum....

  7. Kalyani // 12 May 2009 at 19:16  

    wow it looks yummy & great pictures .. will definitely try this .....

  8. Soma // 12 May 2009 at 19:50  

    This is one of our family favs! I do mine without the butter.... with cream & coffee.
    Soma(www.ecurry.com)

  9. anudivya // 12 May 2009 at 20:38  

    Made this once, and kind of liked the way it looked. The taste, not so much... yours looks nice.

  10. bindiya // 12 May 2009 at 21:29  

    Hey I used to make this a lot about 10 yrs back and had now totally forgotten abt it, thxx for making me remember this lovely recipe again, ur pics are great!

  11. Superchef // 13 May 2009 at 01:55  

    this is niicee..my mom-in-law uses a similar recipe to make marie biscuit chocolate rolls!! love them!

  12. Ramya Vijaykumar // 13 May 2009 at 05:22  

    mmm, My mom makes it a lil different she powder the biscuits, and that was my first post in my blog...

  13. Srivalli // 13 May 2009 at 09:24  

    thats a lovely easily one nags..

  14. rkramadh // 13 May 2009 at 19:56  

    Great recipe, would like to try this since I am not into baking that much anyway :) One question though, the Marie biscuits when they are dipped, don't they get so moist that they fall apart? When I dip them in my coffee, it seems to do that. Pls clarify before I try it this weekend, many thanks!!

  15. Nags // 14 May 2009 at 07:34  

    Alka - If you using the entire packet, then divide it into two logs. Then cut it vertically I have done. you can also try diagonal slits if you want to, just make sure that you moisten the biscuits just right, not too soft, not too hard either.

    Ramadh - In my experience, Marie Biscuits are the harder ones compared to others like Tiger or glucose ones. Also, the dipping should only be for about 10 seconds max, not more than that :) Try and let me know how it came out!

  16. Sum // 14 May 2009 at 12:36  

    Hmmmm.... looks yum.... and soooo easy..... Will try it definitely...

  17. A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine // 21 May 2009 at 06:46  

    First time here, this recipe is really interesting. Very quick to make and nice after school snack for kids and moms.

  18. Shri // 7 November 2009 at 00:18  

    Nags, Just made your logs and it is unbelievably easy and tasty.I just loved it...Actually it looks so like a dobos torte with Marie biscuits that is!:P