Bitter Chocolate Orange Peppermint Biscuits
After the anniversary’s edition of KBB’s challenge, I am still kind of having baking/cooking burnt out, and the fact that I’m going on vacation is not really helping either 😉
Again I was fooled by the recipe of this month challenge (host by Arfi and Ellen), by reading it I thought… yea it’s going to be easy peazy simple recipe and ingredients, but…. NOOOOO…. making this biscuit need alot of work almost like making complicated cake.
The most difficult part is making the chocolate coat, you need to find the perfect thickness of the chocolate if it’s to runny yous biscuits will be dampy not crunchy and if it’s too thick it won’t cover your biscuit smoothly:) I add a little bit of orange essence to the dough to get some extra tangy taste.
Source: Donna Hay for Canvas, NZ Herald.
1 cup caster sugar
2 cups plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 cup icing sugar
1 tsp peppermint flavouring
2 Tbs water
200g dark chocolate (70 per cent cocoa)
1 cup cream
Gently knead the dough to bring together. Roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper to 2mm thick. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut out 36 x 7 x 5cm rectangles. Place on baking trays lined with baking paper and bake for 5-6 minutes or until golden. Allow to cool on trays.