Thursday, 27 March 2014

March's bake of the month

Oops - I nearly forget about March’s bake of the month. Where has the time gone !!!!!

 

This month it’s chocolate biscuits.I found this recipe in ‘Cookie Magic’ by Kate Shirazi. If you love cookies and biscuits then get yourself this little book as it’s got some fabulous recipes in it.

Anyway, these are really quick and easy to make so if you get a fancy for chocolate biscuits but there’s none in the house, you can make these in no time at all.

Oh, I haven’t told you the best bit. They simply melt in your mouth.....


Chocolate biscuits 

Ingredients:
  • 4 ½ oz/126g margarine (or butter but you prefer), softened
  • 2oz/50g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2oz/50g cornflour
  • 1oz/25g cocoa powder
  • 4oz/100g plain flour
  • 4oz/100g dark or milk chocolate

Method:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190º c/Gas Mk 5. Fan oven 170ºc.
  • Grease or line two baking trays (I used Lakeland non-stick liners but greaseproof paper/ baking parchment would be fine).
  • Beat the margarine/butter in large bowl until very soft then add all the other ingredients except the chocolate.
  • Mix together with your hands until a dough is formed. Take small balls of the dough then place them on the lined baking sheet, flattening them slightly. You should get approx 15 biscuits out of the dough.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes then leave them to cool for a minute on the baking trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Put the chocolate in a bowl then heat in the microwave until the chocolate has melted. You can also melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water – just make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl.
  • Once the chocolate has melted drizzle it over the biscuits then leave – if you dare – until the chocolate had set.
Gertie xx

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