Thursday, December 1, 2011

Chocolate and peppermint cream biscuits - the Recipe

This is the third batch that I've made of these biscuits and I think they are near enough to perfect to share the recipe with you all. The biscuit recipe is roughly based on a Donna Hay recipe but I wanted it to have a more intense chocolate taste because my favourite chocolate is the very darkest kind and also because I think dark chocolate goes better with peppermint. Anyhow here is the recipe!

Chocolate biscuit.
You will need:
  • 130 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 5 teaspoons cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder (best quality you can find or afford)
  • 2 egg yolks
Preheat oven to 180 C. (350 F.). Cream butter and icing sugar until light and fluffy then add egg yolks and beat until well combined. Sift dry ingredients and add to butter mixture mixing in to form a firm dough. Rest in the refrigerator for 20 mins. Either roll into small balls and flatten with a fork or use a biscuit press (as I did) using the smaller size. Makes approximately 25 filled biscuits.

Icing:
In a food processor process 1 cup icing sugar, 25 grams butter, 1/4 teaspoon green food colouring and 1/2 teaspoon peppermint flavouring. Add 1- 2 tablespoons cold water to form a spreadable icing.  

Sandwich the biscuits together with icing and enjoy!

Hint: Make sure your oven is set to 'bake' not 'grill' as I did the other day! I had baked a batch of biscuits then switched it to 'grill' to dry roast some peanuts to make some peanut brownies. Unfortunately when I went to bake the peanut brownies I forgot to switch it back to 'bake' resulting in some biscuits being perfectly cooked but burnt on top! Just thought I should keep it real here so you don't think I'm some perfect Martha Stewart type cook :-)

11 comments:

Kelli said...

Wow! Those look dee-lish!!

Deb said...
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Deb said...

Catherine, they look and sound so tempting. Just like a Cameo Cream, yummy can't beat them.

Nic said...

Mmm, dark choc peppermint, my favourite.

I wonder if feijoa would work in a biscuit. I love all things feijoa.... The fruit, juice, wine, icecream. Haven't tried cake or biscuits though. Can I make this your next challenge and recipe share? ;). Not that they're all that easy for me to get.

Anne said...

These look delicious. I'm definitely going to try these. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

Yum, yum, yum!!!

Thanks for the recipe :D

Katy Cameron said...

Mmm, those look yummy!

Michelle said...

Thank you Catherine... I will print this out and hopefully give them a go sometime soon :O)

My 4 Lil' Girls said...

Oh yum, this is a great recipe, will def try it out over the christmas period Yummy!!!
Karen x

Deb said...

These do look good. Might give these a go over the weekend.

Leslie said...

oh yummy....i think i need to put these on our christmas cookie list. they look wonderful.

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