mercoledì 30 marzo 2011

Mixed Biscuits (again!)

Mix di biscotti
Considering the inordinate passion for the exquisite biscuits that comes out when you taste them for the first time, and then makes impossible to eat again those ones confectioned (except some rare qualities); as far as the daily request of my children "what have we got  today for dessert?" as we were in a pastry, I attempt more than one time to make different recipes of the same sweet. So it is for the biscuits, that I produce in great quantities and different qualities. This is a recipe I found out in a review during Christmas time. For the chaos of those days I was able to try them just yesterday! At the request of my friend Diana, who is more greedy than my children & Co.

Ingredients for about 60 biscuits:

  • 500g all purpose flour
  • 250g soft butter
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 3 yolks
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 spoon of bitter cocoa powder
  • 50g white chocolate
  • 2 spoons of chocolate drops
  • 1 spoon allspice powder (cinnamon-cloves-nutmegs)
  • icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°

1. Make the fountain with the sieved flour, put in the centre the yolks and the icing sugar  with a pinch of salt, mix well without taking the flour. Add the soft butter.

2. Add now the flour and make a ball.

3. Devide the dough into 4 parts
add to 1/4 of the dough a spoon of cocoa and make a ball;
add to 1/4 the chocolate chips
Amalgamate 1/4  with white chocolate flakes; 
Amalgamate 1/4 with allspice powder. 
Put the 4 balls covered separately by plastic wrap in the fridge for about 1 hour.

4. Roll out the dough and cut the shapes you prefer. Bake for about 12/15 minutes.

Decorate with sugar paste (mix icing sugar, 100g,  with 1 spoon hot water and some drops of lemon) and with melted dark chocolate.

I decorated these biscuits with contrasting colours as I saw in the blog Il cavoletto di  Bruxelles.

2 commenti:

Anyone going from here, who wants to leave a small trace of himself, will enrich my blog, and widen my smile!
Thanks for visiting .... come back soon ...