Tuesday, 8 October 2013

C is for cookie. And chocolate...

I've already raved about Stephanie Alexander so I will resist the urge to do so again. But this choc chip biscuit recipe is awesome and she's the one to thank for it.
I usually keep some of this biscuit dough in the freezer, wrapped in alfoil or cling film and whip it out when I need to bake something pronto. Surprise surprise, the bigger lad loves these - I'm guessing the younger lad would too but he hasn't had the pleasure of tasting them yet, he's only got two chompers so we'll wait a little while... 

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

125g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarb of soda
120g roasted nuts (I usually use walnuts), roughly chopped
170g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
110g softened butter
1/3 cup castor sugar
1/3 cup raw or brown sugar
1 egg

Sift flour, salt and bicarb into a large bowl. Add nuts and chocolate. In a mixer, cream butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Add egg, then fold in chocolate mixture.
Form two logs about 4cm in diameter and wrap tightly in cling film or alfoil. Chill for 1 hour before baking (I don't always do this but it does make a better biscuit).
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Slice 1.5cm thick slices from logs and place on lined baking tray. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rake. 

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