Chocolate and Walnut Biscuits

    Chocolate and Walnut Biscuits

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    3hr35min


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    About this recipe: These are the perfect Christmas biscuits. They're flavoured with chocolate, walnuts, cloves, allspice and almond extract, baked and then dipped in chocolate.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 50 approximately, depending on size

    • For the Biscuit Dough
    • 100g dark chocolate
    • 100g walnuts
    • 125g plain flour
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 125g cold butter, cut into small pieces
    • 1 good pinch ground cloves
    • 1 good pinch ground allspice
    • 4-6 drops bitter almond extract
    • butter to grease the baking tray
    • For the Topping
    • 150g dark chocolate

    Method
    Prep:1hr20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:2hr setting  ›  Ready in:3hr35min 

    1. Finely chop 100g chocolate and walnuts together. Set aside.
    2. Form a mound of flour, sugar, butter and spices on a work surface.
    3. Chop all the ingredients together with a knife, then knead with your hands to form a firm dough. Roll the dough into logs of 2.5-3cm in diameter.
    4. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
    5. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6 and grease a baking tray.
    6. Cut the dough logs into 1cm thick pieces and lay onto prepared baking tray.
    7. Bake for approximately 15 minutes. Let biscuits cool in the tin for 2-3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool fully.
    8. Melt 150g chocolate in a double boiler and dip biscuits half way in. Transfer to a sheet of greaseproof paper and allow to set.

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    ?? Haven't made theses but don't quite understand the instructions, the biscuits are dipped in chocolate? The don't look like chocolate dipped biscuits in the picture? - 26 Oct 2012

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