Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chocolate Button Biscuits

I adapted this lovely recipe from the wonderful Donna Hay Modern Classics Book 2. It results in a soft, delicate chocolate biscuit. As a variation, instead of coating the biscuits in chocolate, you can sandwich them together.

Ingredients for Biscuit
65g cold butter, chopped
1/4 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup plain flour
2 1/2 tsp cornflour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1 egg yolk
2 tbsp buttermilk or normal milk
+ 1 tbs water, if necessary

Method
Preheat oven to 180 degrees (fan-forced) and prepare a large cookie tray. Process the butter cubes, icing sugar, flour, cornflour, cocoa, egg yolk, and milk until a soft dough forms. If your dough still isn't wet enough after 3 minutes of gradual processing, add the water and mix it through with your hands. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refridgerate for 30 minutes. Then, roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls, placing each on the prepare tray. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the bases are lightly cooked. They will still be soft, but check the bases! Cool on tray, and they will harden slightly. Dip the cooled cookies in chocolate ganche and immediately decorate with sprinkles. Make 8-10 little buttons.

Ingredients for Ganche
50g dark chocolate
1/4 cup single or pouring cream

Method
Place chocolate and crema in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted and glossy. When slightly cooler, dip chocolate button biscuits in ganche and decorate with sprinkles.

29 comments:

  1. This would delight children and adults, alike. I love the colors of the sprinkles.

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  2. how cute they look...like they came out of the Barbie doll house stove...

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  3. Your cookies are soooooo cute! :)

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  4. If only real buttons were so delicious looking and edible!

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  5. These are a delight to young and old alike. It's a great recipe for what promises to be a wonderful cookie. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. wow these look amazing! I wish I could eat one now :)

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  7. This is my kind of cookie:) Very interesting ingredients...I am really looking forward to trying these. They look beautiful. Thank you!

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  8. Gotta love Donna Hay! Great looking biccies ;0)

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  9. Oh these are so cute and delish looking, love them!

    Maria
    x

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  10. Once again...a very adorable looking cookie with great ingredients.

    These will look fantastic with the other dotted cookies you've made lately ;o)

    Hey...with all this baking...how do you squeeze any studying? Just wondering ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  11. @ Claudia I know it's actually a bit stressful at times with school! But I guess it's just what I make time for :)

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