The other day I posted my honey version of Teeny Teddies and had many requests for a chocolate version. I have played around quite a bit and finally perfected it. I wanted to maintain an egg free biscuit which I have in the recipe below. Woohoo!
Lets look at ingredients:
Store bought Tiny Teddy Ingredients
Wheat Flour, Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Chocolate (4%), Cocoa, Honey, Vegetable Fibre, Salt, Emulsifier (Soy Lecithin), Golden Syrup, Baking Powder, Colour (Caramel III), Natural Flavour.
My Chocolate Teeny Teddies Ingredients
Plain flour, Sugar, Honey, Butter, Self raising flour, cocoa powder, bi carb soda, vanilla bean paste.
You can see immediately the difference in ingredients and how a homemade version is better for you in terms of knowing what is in the recipe. Talking about ingredients, use good quality cocoa powder or cocao. This will determine the taste of your biscuit.
Lets look at cost:
Store bought Tiny Teddy cost
$4.38 for 10 packets of 10-12 biscuits (packets vary)
My Chocolate Teeny Teddies cost
80g butter $0.60
100g sugar $0.09
40g honey $1.20
170g plain flour $0.15
65g self raising flour $0.15
1/2 teaspooon bi carb soda $0.05
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder $0.60
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste $0.20
= $3.04 for 27 packets of 10 biscuits
See Honey Teeny Teddies post for more photos.
I purchased my cutter from eBay. Click her for “Teddy Cutter” listings It is the perfect size and very similar to store bought teddies. There are quite a few people who stock them so shop around. They come in a set of three of different sizes. This is the smallest. You should only pay about $3 for the set including postage.
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