As a child, we never really had them, and now trying them as an adult, I'm underwhelmed. The biscuit isn't very nice, there's not enough marshmallow, the jam is either too sweet or none-existent, and the chocolate is yuk. So, I don't feel like I missed out. However, if Wagon Wheels were anything like the delicious choc-topped biscuits I made this weekend, I would be extremely disappointed. This fantastic recipe is from Cuisine.com.au. The recipe is very easy to follow, but I have a few tips to add.
- Firstly, make the marshmallow prior to the biscuit, as it needs to cool before you can whip it into it's glorious thickness.
- Secondly, the recipe tells you to roll the biscuits out to about 5mm... the dough doesn't rise, and the biscuit in the image is thick, so feel free to make the dough as thick as you like, just keep in mind that different thickness might mean different cooking time.The biscuits in the batch I made were thinner than 5mm, however, I liked that as it provided a nice balance for the other flavours.
- And finally, don't leave the marshmallow in the pipping bag to be washed up the next day, as the marshmallow has turns wonderfully firm, which is perfect for the biscuits, but not a nice surprise when the sink is covered in ants the next morning then to try and wash the bag out and squirt water all over the kitchen.
I was surprised at how delicious these biscuits were. I'm not the biggest marshmallow fan, a bit too sweet for my liking, and when ordering a hot chocolate, I think the chocolate and milk combination has to be bad enough for me to then add a puffy ball of sugar, but these biscuits have change me. Actually, this is my final tip, try the biscuits after you've eaten something, anything, as if you're hungry and you taste one of these babies, you'll be going back for more, and more, and more!
If these biscuits have already got you writing down a shopping list with caster sugar, gelatin powder and chocolate, then then hold your horses. While trying to re-find the link to this recipe, I came across this one from taste.com.au (which is actually from Master Chef). I haven't tried these yet, but next time I feel like baking biscuits, I'm printing out the recipe for raspberry marshmallow wagon wheel - yummo!