Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chocolate biscuits

While the oven was hot on Sunday I thought I may as well throw something together to take to bridge - then afterwards remembered I'm not playing bridge this week. Never mind, they'll keep.

I creamed together some brown sugar and butter, added a good dollop of Dutch cocoa powder, and enough plain flour to make a good stiff dough. Rolled it up in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes or so, then sliced up, put the rounds on a baking tray …

… and baked them at 180°C until they were cooked:

You may possibly notice that there are one fewer cookies in the "cooked and cooling" photo than in the "going into the oven" photo. That would be because I couldn't wait until they were cold to try one.

Delicious. Very chocolatey, not too sweet.


Chocolate biscuits

~ 50 g butter
~ 1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 very heaped tablespoon Dutch process cocoa
~ 1/2 cup plain flour - maybe 3/4 cup? Enough to make a good stiff dough, anyway.

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Cream butter and sugar, add salt and mix.
Add cocoa and mix. Add flour a bit at a time until the mix is really stiff but still holding together well - like pastry.
Roll the mix into a log and wrap in plastic. Put in the freezer for a while, until it's reasonably firm.
Take it out of the freezer, unwrap it, and slice it into 1/4 inch slices.
Put the slices on a baking sheet and bake at 180°C until cooked, ~15 minutes.

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