I absolutely love love love watching videos and reading blog-posts all about baking so I thought why don’t I share one of my absolute fave recipes with you guys? This week I have made some easy chocolate orange biscuits, in perfect timing for the Christmas period!
- 150g of Plain Flour
- Pinch of Salt
- 50g of Butter
- 1 Orange
- 50g of Ground Almonds (I left this ingredient as I can’t stand the things haha!)
- 50g of Caster Sugar
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 125g of Dark Chocolate
- Preheat the oven to 180’C and line two trays with baking parchment (or butter).
- Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl, then add the butter and stir until it reaches a breadcrumb consistency.
- Finely grate the orange zest into a bowl and then continue to add the sugar, stirring well. Squeeze the orange juice to your mixture and then add only the yolk of an egg. If your mixture is too dry add a splash of milk and roll into a dough!
- Chill your dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1cm and cut your biscuits using a 5cm round pastry cutter. Tip: If you want a slightly crunchier biscuit use a shorter pastry cutter!
- Bake for 10-15, then leave to cool on a wire rack. (I feel like this is the hardest part haha- its always too tempting to eat them when they’re warm).
- Break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a heatproof bowl, set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until all the chocolate is smooth and fully melted.
- When your biscuits have cooled down dip half of them in the melted chocolate and place on baking parchment – and if you are anything like me grab a spoon and eat all the left over melted chocolate.
- Leave the chocolate to set for 30 minutes (I know I know, all this waiting around), then they’re all ready to eat!
Let me know if you decide to make these biscuits and be sure to tag me if you do!
See you next Friday at 9am x