Chocolate Biscuits

Although I am a coffee drinker, I love the custom of afternoon tea.  Generally, I make myself a cup of tea during the day.  At times, and very rarely,  I like a little something to snack alongside my cup of tea.

The other day, I put together a chocolate biscuit.

Chocolate Biscuits

Chocolate Biscuits

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons sugar
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
6 Tablespoons, cold, unsalted butter
3/4 cup plus 2-3 Tablespoons milk

    1. Put all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
    2. Using a wire whisk, mix until all the cocoa and other ingredients are combined.
    3. Cut the butter into 6 pieces, add to dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. Add milk; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
    5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead dough lightly. Pat the dough into a circle, 3/4 inch thick.
    6. With a 2-inch biscuit cutter cut dough, re-rolling the scraps of dough as you go along, into 12 biscuits.
    7. Place biscuits on to a parchment lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.
    8. Bake in to the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve hot with butter, jam, jelly or preserves.

chocolate biscuits

They are so tender with a touch of sweetness and just the perfect hint of chocolate flavor. Therefore adding a jam, or preserve doesn’t make for snack that is too sweet.

I chose a cherry preserve. It has a sweet/tart taste and was perfect for these chocolate biscuits.

Chocolate Biscuits Cherry Preserves

During the day, indulge and pamper yourself once in a while. Brew a nice cup of hot tea, pour it into your prettiest cup and let your mind drift to all things good.


About Liz

Avoids insanity by crocheting and doing arts and crafts!
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