Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Chocolate Biscuit Wands

Shopping List:

- Wooden Skewers
- Unsalted Butter (225g)
- Plain Flour (225g)
- Caster Sugar (75g)
-1 Large Bar Of Milk Chocolate

This recipe makes 6-8 fairly thick & medium sized biscuits.

1. Preheat oven to 180ยบ (Gas Mark 4) & line baking tray with butter.

2. Mix butter and sugar in a bowl until smooth then gradually add the flour and continue mixing until it becomes a doughy/paste texture.

3. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of half of the tip of your finger (or 5mm if you have a ruler, which lets face it, you most probably don't.)

4. Cut the dough into any shapes you want. I chose a stars obviously and just drew out a star, cut it out and used a knife to cut the dough around it.

5. After you've used all of your dough and turned it into shapes, push in the skewers about an inch into each biscuit.

6. Place on the baking tray evenly apart and put them in the oven for 10-15 minutes - they should be a pale golden colour.

7. Place on a plate or a wire rack and leave to cool for 20-30 minutes.

8. 30 minutes later, fill a saucepan with water about halfway and boil. When it's boiled place a glass bowl on top and add put in the chocolate (if you know how to do this in the microwave without it exploding then do it that way, I'm sure it's much quicker.)

9. When the chocolate is melted use a spoon to coat the biscuits. It's much easier to do one side at a time and once that side has set then doing the other side. Once you've covered all of your biscuits, and decorated them if you want to,  put them in the fridge until the chocolate has completely set and isn't 'damaged' by touching it.

And Ta da!

I've made these a couple of times and they're so good. I would say though that the time they need to be in the oven for varies on how hot the oven already is so keep checking them every 5 minutes.

I hope you give these a go over Christmas and that you love them as much as I do!

Lots of love.

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