Nana’s Monte Carlos

What’s not to love about home made monte carlo biscuits. These delights are a part of my childhood memories. I made them when I had Cafe Gabrielle, my sister makes them, my mum makes them, my nana made them. They are legend. It’s the heady combination of honey and custard powder that does it for me. With the addition of raspberry jam these biccies are extra special.

  • Prep 15 easy minutes
  • Cook 15 simple minutes
  • Makes 12 doubles
  • Kid friendly
  • Skill – easy as
  • Ingredients – mostly staples
  • Dairy free adapt
  • Indulgent
  • Can freeze dough


  • 125g butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon honey
  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoon custard powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg – beaten
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • 1 dessertspoon milk
  • 1 heaped tablespoon raspberry jam


  • oven
  • bowl x 2
  • mixer
  • spoons
  • fork
  • knife
  • tray


  1. Cream butter and sugar, add honey. Mix well.
  2. Add flour, custard powder, baking powder – mix. Hint – add in small amounts otherwise boom, dust storm.
  3. Lastly bind with a beaten egg.
  4. Roll into walnut size balls and place on greased baking tray.
  5. Press with fork.
  6. Bake at 180 degree celsius for 15 minutes.
  7. Done when they are a light golden colour.
  8. Leave to cool, make a coffee.
  9. Mix icing sugar, milk and jam together.
  10. Use to sandwich cooled biscuits together.

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