Arnott’s has just surprised its fans all over the world by releasing its top secret Iced Vovo recipe.
The iconic baking brand shared this pink iced biscuit in time for Mother’s Day saying:
“We’ve saved one of our all-time favourites for this special occasion – because There is No Substitute for the mums and amazing women in our lives. We’re excited to share one of our most treasured biscuits, inspired by the iconic Iced VoVo! Wake Mum up with some VoVo hearts, or bring the fam together for a fun day of baking. Either way, this home-made recipe is sure to become a family favourite.”
Arnott’s has said that this recipe for the Iced Vovo isn’t exactly the same recipe that they use in the biscuit-making factories but has been adapted for the home cook.
There are also a couple of tips that you should keep in mind when making this Iced Vovo recipe:
1) Be very light handed when adding your colour to ensure a soft pink colour.
2) If you don’t have a piping bag, you can use a snap-lock bag and snip the corner off.
3) Biscuits can be made into any shape, including the traditional rectangle. We love the idea of making these into heart shapes. Yum!
This Iced Vovo recipe is the third in a series of recipes that Arnott’s is releasing for us to make at home. First there was the Monte Carlo, then the Scotch Finger. Now this the Iced Vovo. I wonder what will be next?
Ingredients (makes 36 biscuits)
- 180g unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup (75g) soft icing sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 cups (300g) plain flour
- ROYAL ICING
- 1 large egg white
- 1½ cups (200g) icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp glucose syrup
- 1-2 drops pillar box red colouring
- ½ cup raspberry jam
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- To Make Biscuit Pre-heat fan-forced oven to 160°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, icing sugar and salt for 2 mins or until pale and creamy. Sift the flour into the butter mixture and mix on low speed until combined.
- Place half the mixture between baking paper and roll out to approx. 5 mm thickness. Using a 6cm heart-shaped cutter, cut out biscuits, transfer to baking sheets. Repeat rolling and cutting heart shapes with remaining mixture, re-rolling scrap dough to make more hearts.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or when biscuits start to turn golden. Leave on the tray to cool.
- To Make Royal Icing Place egg white in a clean mixing bowl and mix on low speed with the whisk attachment until the whites begin to break up. Gradually add the icing sugar, vanilla and glucose, whisking until combined and glossy. If the mixture is too stiff, add a teaspoon of water to loosen it up but ensure it isn’t too runny as it will slide off the biscuit. It should form a smooth surface. Add your colour and stir until combined. Cover surface of icing with cling wrap until ready to use to prevent the icing going hard.
- Place a small round tip (we used a no2 nozzle) and fill your piping bag ⅓ full of icing. Do not overfill your bag. Fill another piping bag with raspberry jam.
- Pipe a jam strip down the centre of the heart biscuit and pipe pink icing around the edges before filling in the remainder of the heart with icing.
- Sprinkle with coconut. Place iced biscuits in a single layer of an airtight container to set overnight.