Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Chocolate Heaven

There are few things in life as comforting as a nice cup of coffee and a biscuit and when that biscuit is home made it is even better.
My mother always baked biscuits, I however, am not that motivated. I get bored when I have to keep re-filling the tray and baking for what seems hours on end.

I found a recipe for ginger shortbread biscuits in a book I've had for ages. As my family are not crazy about ginger I adapted it and changed it into chocolate shortbread biscuits. They are dead easy - all done in the food processor and it only makes about 25 biscuits, so I could fit them all in the oven at the same time!

Chocolate Shortbread Biscuits

150g Cake Flour
25g Rice Flour
125g Soft Butter
40g Caramel Sugar
15ml Orange Zest finely grated
80g Dark Chocolate roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Place all the ingredients in the processor and blitz until it comes together in a dough.
Roll the dough into balls the size of a large cherry tomato.
Using damp hands or a wet fork press down slightly.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove carefully and leave to cool on a rack.


Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I love the choclate and orange zest combination.....you're right it needs a cup of black coffee..

Rose&Thorn said...

I don't like things too sweet, so this combination works really well. Putting the kettle on right now....

Jeanne said...

I love ginger so for me this is a tough choice - ginger or choc/orange?? Either way, these sound lovely and so easy...

Rose&Thorn said...

Jeanne - The longest part of this recipe is washing the dishes - and you know how much I love doing that!!!

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