Lover of the famous Arnott’s Monte Carlo biscuit? MiNDFOOD has been granted permission to publish the official recipe from the recipe vault of Arnott’s.
This classic Monte Carlo cream biscuit features two home-style, coconut and honey biscuits with a smooth, vanilla cream and a touch of chewy jam.
“There is so much love and care that goes into making each and every biscuit that comes out of the Arnott’s ovens in our bakeries across the country. We know how important our biscuits are to Australians, both locally and living abroad, in helping them come together with family and friends and feeling connected. That’s why I’ve personally adapted and tested each of the “secret” recipes we’re revealing to the public, so they can find new ways to come together and share a biscuit, in this time of need.” says Vanessa Horton, Arnott’s Culinary Chef.
Arnott’s Monte Carlo Recipe
Cook time: 14 mins
Arnott’s Monte Carlo Ingredients
125gm butter, softened
½ cup (125g) caster sugar
½ tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp golden syrup
40g desiccated coconut
1½ cups (240g) plain flour
¾ cup (150g) pure icing sugar
2 tsp milk
Arnott’s Monte Carlo Method
Preheat oven to 170°C.
Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
In a medium mixing bowl place butter, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla and golden syrup. Beat for approx. 1 minute. Add egg and beat for a further minute. Do not overbeat. Stir in sifted flour and coconut until well combined.
Place half the dough mixture on a piece of baking paper and wrap to form a log. Repeat with remaining dough mixture.
Place in refrigerator for 15 minutes or until slightly firm. Using a serrated knife, cut into 8mm slices. Place on baking sheet and bake for 14 minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes then place on a cooling rack to cool.
For the cream filling, place butter, sugar and milk in a medium bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
Sandwich cooled biscuits with jam and cream.