Thursday, January 6, 2011

Rich Chocolate Pistachio Biscuits

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Last week I decided that I wanted to make something tasty, so I tried these out. The result was an amazing batch of wonderfully delicious and addictive biscuits, so much so that I had to make them a second time. Unfortunately, since they were so good, I couldn't manage to take a photo of them because they were eaten up very very quickly, but in case you're wondering, I'm posting how I made them below. I will try to make them again and post some photos later on...

You will need:

4.50 oz (125g) butter
2 tablespoons castor sugar
1 1/4 cups sifted self raising flour
1/3 cup full cream milk powder
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
4.50 oz (125g) melted dark chocolate
4.50 oz (125g) melted dark chocolate, extra
1 oz melted butter, extra
about 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Using an electric mixer, beat the first batch of butter and castor sugar in until it is light and fluffy.

Stir in the flour, milk powder and condensed milk and mix well. Add the first batch of the melted dark chocolate (make sure it has cooled first).

At this point, you will need to resist the temptation to eat the batter. Preheat the oven to 375°F (175°C) and lightly grease your oven trays. Using a teaspoon, take the batter and make small balls using the palms of your hands, flattening them and placing them on your oven trays about 2 inches apart. You should be able to make about 30 small biscuits like this.

Bake the biscuits in the oven until they are just firm. This should take about 12 - 15 minutes, but be careful, as if you leave them in too long the bottom parts will get burnt. The biscuits will become more firm once you let them cool.

Combine the extra butter and chocolate. Once cooled, use this chocolate mixture to spread on the tops of the biscuits and sprinkle them with the chopped pistachios.



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