As you might already know, I love baking. Last year my hubby treated me to a gorgeous baby pink Kitchenaid and it’s given my baking a whole new lease of life!
My absolute favourite is anything Chocolate and Orange so I spotted these straight away when a fellow blogger Lauren posted the recipe on her blog. Have a look at her lovely blog www.blondevision.co.uk here . I’ve been meaning to try them ever since so here goes!
I’m taking the recipe direct from Lauren so all credit to her for that. I’ll use my own version of events for the instruction here though as we all find our own way of doing things!
250g butter, softened.
125g icing sugar
zest of one orange (I used orange flavouring)
1 egg yolk
250g plain flour
For the chocolate chips I used a mix of dark chocolate and Dairy Milk cut into rough chunks. How much you use is your preference.
Using a stand mixer if you have one, or a hand mixer will do. Add the softened butter to the icing sugar and mix until light and fluffy
Next add the egg yolk. I purchased this nifty little Culinare egg separater gadget recently, perfect opportunity to try it. It works!
Finally add the chocolate chunks and the flour. Mix together until it forms a crumbly texture
lay some parchment on the work top and roll the mixture into a sausage shape, up to you how big or small you choose depending on the size of biscuit you prefer.
Wrap in clingfilm and allow to chill in the fridge for around one hour.
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C.
Using a sharp knife cut the log into roughly 1cm slices like I did here:
They will grow and spread out as they bake so leave enough room around each to allow for this! Mine did!!
Place on a non-stick baking tray, again I used parchment. Bake for around 12 mins or until slightly golden. They will be a bit squidgy immediately out of the oven but will harden as they cool. Check the undersides to ensure they are cooked through.
Serve warm with a nice cup (or mug) of tea!