Baketastic Biscuits!

1. Dear Heather.  Still not registered in Australia, so screw you.

2. I've been baking Chocolate Biscuits!

3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
185g Butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Egg
2 Cups Plain Flour
1/4 cup cocoa

Preheat oven to 180 C
Beat Sugar, Butter & Essence until light, and creamy
Beat in the egg
Sift the Flour and Cocoa over the top and stir in with a wooden spoon.

Once it's all mixed in nicely, you've got options.

You could roll it out and cut it or, if you're like me and don't have a cookie cutter.  (plans to remedy that, btw) Roll the mixture into balls like so:

Flatten them with a fork:

Sorry, couldn't help myself there… teehee
Ahem, they'll wind up like this:

Bake 'em in the oven for 10-12 minutes and put them on a wire rack to cool immediately after they're cooked.

I'm in the process of experimenting with different icings to put on to make "sandwiches" out of them.  I tried to do a turkish delight version last night, but Rosewater essence doesn't work for that, unfortunately.  I'm thinking maybe orange?  But they're really nice as is too.

Enjoy!

TFC – I haven't tried brown sugar in these – let me know if it's worthwhile 😉

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Mint-a-licious!

I just made this today…

A layer of dark chocolate, a layer of minty awesomeness, and a layer of dark chocolate.

Recipe is available at:
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/24035/after+dinner+mints

double to triple the peppermint essence (TFC, I have no idea what you could use instead of essence to make it all minterrific, but ooooh, orange stuff! mmmmmmmmm…)  I have just learned that it is important to let the icing mixture sit for the 2 minutes – otherwise it crystallises too much too fast and the layers fragment when you go to cut it.

very rich and quite sweet – consume in small doses.

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Baking Beautiful

Hi Everyone,
Today, I finished making this incredible awesome undescribably yummy licorice slice
From above:

From the side:

Yes, those are chopped licorice allsorts.  It's terrible re: waistline, but oh my god so good re: taste-time

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