Chai Sandwich Biscuits With Toasted Marshallow Filling

13 August 2014

Chai Sandwich Biscuits with Toasted Marshmallow Buttercream Recipe

I used to hate cooking programmes, they just seemed like a place for famous chefs to show off and for amateurs to have their dreams crushed, and they only used obscure ingredients that you'd never dream of using at home. I'm not saying there isn't a place for fine cuisine but its not doing anything to help people rediscover their kitchens and the amount of people I meet (especially in my age group) who struggle to even make themselves a simple pasta dish makes me feel pretty sad. So when programmes like The Great British Bake Off come along, that really just focus on a love of food, and help educate you a little along the way, I fall completely in love. The show inspires thousands of people across the country to start baking and I always learn new tricks and pick up some great recipe inspiration.

So when I saw that this year the amazing Laura at I Love Crafty was inviting bloggers to join her for #TheGreatBloggerBakeOff I was so excited to be able to get involved, even if I was a little late. Every Wednesday we'll be posting our own recipes to accompany the show, for week 2 the theme is biscuits, and you can follow all of our progress on the Facebook page or by searching for #thegreatbloggerbakeoff on any other social media.

This week I've made a really easy sandwich biscuit that indulged my chai obsession (chai biscuits to go with chai tea - what more could you want?) with a gooey marshmallow filling for those with a sweet tooth. I know the title is kind of long but I promise they're actually really easy to make and really tasty.

I've also entered this post into the Great Denby Cake Off competition. For more information or to follow the competition check out their website.

For the biscuits
3 teaspoons of loose leaf chai tea (or one teabag)
3-4 tablespoons of milk
200g plain flour
125g butter
200g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg

For the buttercream
100g butter
100g icing sugar
100g marshmallows
3 tablespoons milk

As with my last chai recipe, you'll need to start by infusing your milk with your tea of choice. I used the black chai loose leaf from Waterloo Tea again but this time I let it infuse cold for about 5 minutes before straining because I wanted a much softer flavour for these but if you'd prefer it stronger just add more tea or try warming it gently.

Cream your butter and sugar together until fluffy and then beat in your egg and infused milk. Fold in the dry ingredients and work into a dough. Roll out the dough, cut with your cookie cutter of choice and place on a greased and lined tray. Bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or until golden.

While the biscuits cool down you can start work on the buttercream by first whisking the butter and icing sugar as usual. Then place the marshmallows on a lined tray and place into a warm oven or under the grill for 1-2 minutes, you only want them to be lightly toasted. Scrape off as much of the marshmallow as you can (don't worry if some sticks to the baking paper) into a blender and mix with the milk, then fold this into your prepared buttercream. Don't worry if it looks a little thinner than regular buttercream, it will set, the marshmallows just give it quite a gooey consistency.

Spread the buttercream onto the base of one of your biscuits then sandwich another biscuit on top and viola! Repeat this step with the whole batch and then place them in the fridge for an hour or so to set them.

Enjoy with a cup of tea and of course, while watching The Great British Bake Off!


  1. Laura HunterAugust 13, 2014

    Wow these looks amazing and 2 of my favourite flavours! Thanks for joining in! xxx

  2. Hannah WebsterAugust 14, 2014

    Thanks Laura! & thanks for coming up with the idea, its so much fun :) x

  3. I absolutely loved the Great British Bake Off, we had a similar show in the Netherlands, and watched every episode of that. These look absolutely amazing! Like it that you've used marshmallows in them :)


  4. TheL's MumAugust 19, 2014

    These look amazing, I definitely want to give these a go asap. #GBBOLinkUp

  5. yum these look so good and warming :)

  6. Hannah WebsterAugust 21, 2014

    Thank you! Chai is one of my favourite flavours for that, the combination of spices is just perfect :)

  7. Hannah WebsterAugust 21, 2014

    Thank you, be sure to let me know what you think if you do manage to make then :) x

  8. Hannah WebsterAugust 21, 2014

    Haha thanks lovely, marshmallows just seem to be huge right now (as I mentioned in my cake post), its probably not surprising though, they are delicious!

  9. Hannah WebsterAugust 21, 2014

    Thanks Saska, I'm such a huge fan of the show, it just tops all other cooking shows for me!

  10. Hazel JaneAugust 29, 2014

    These look so cute and delicious! I've never tried chai in a bake before...but I definitely need to. And that toasted marshmallow middle...*drools*

    Hazel Jane xx

  11. Hannah WebsterAugust 29, 2014

    Thank you! I love baking with chai, its my favourite flavour on earth, I'd cook it into every meal if I could! :)


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