I normally bake cakes but I decided to get into the swing of biscuit week on the Great British Bake Off! I love the bake off and so I thought I would try my own biscuit recipe. I found some goodies in the cupboard to use for my ingredients and whizzed up some almond and chocolate delights. I hope you approve of my recipe.
Recipe (makes 30 biscuits)
150g softened butter (sometimes I pop the chilled butter in the microwave for 20 seconds on full power if I forget to take it out of the fridge beforehand)
160g caster sugar
1 large egg
175g self-raising flour
50g ground almonds
¼ tsp baking powder
115g dark chocolate chunks (half pieces of 50% cocoa solids dark chocolate)
2 tsp amaretto liqueur
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, apart from the chocolate chunks. Combine with a hand whisk for about 2 minutes. This recipe is so easy as all the ingredients can just be measured in the one bowl except for the chocolate!
- Stir in the chocolate chunks.
- Spoon about 1 tsp. of the mixture per biscuit onto a baking tray. I like to cook about 6 biscuits per baking tray and I use greaseproof paper as a base for my biscuits. I even grease the paper, just in case the mixture sticks (I am really paranoid but this seems to work).
- Squash the mixture down so that it forms 4 cm rounds.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes at 1800C
- You may need to do several batches to ensure there are no more than 6 biscuits per tray.
- Leave to cool on the paper on cooling racks for 10-15 minutes and then the biscuits are ready to remove from the paper with a fish slice.
If you do not like almonds, replace the ground almonds with self-raising flour. Also swap the amaretto liqueur for milk or vanilla essence!