For the first time in 4 years of living together, Michael and I have a fully functional oven. It's a case of 6th (!!) time lucky, and only because we bought a brand new one. Every time we spend money on the house, I reckon it's the best money we've spent. Which reminds me, I must show you the power gardening. Please note, this is the cleanest you will ever see my oven.
So I opened the recipe book, and as Michael was passing asked hime which ones I should make. He said those ones (the top left of the page), pointing to the 'Chocolate Cream' biscuits. I usually stick to tried and true recipes, but sometimes it's good to branch out. Maybe I will try a few more of the recpies in the the book (Edmonds Classic). Except the mock chicken, cos I just think that's weird.
So the second time I made them I modified them slightly (cos really, mixed spice in a chocolate biscuit? It just wasn't right.) I thought you might like to make them too.
75g soft butter
3/4 c sugar
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1t baking powder
handful of chocolate chips (optional)
Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, cocoa baking powder and chocolate chips. Roll into balls and flatten onto baking tray. Bake at 190 C for 12 minutes.
These make a lovely, cakey, soft biscuit. The mixture seems quite sticky, but just go with it. Somehow, with less butter and an egg, these seem healthier than my usual go to recipe (which has condensed milk AND sugar in it!) Enjoy!