Orangey Chocolate Biscuits

The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to add the chocolate and it will still taste delicious. The orange and chocolate combination works really well together with the bitter chocolate and sweet orange…

Ingredients
150g plain flour
Pinch of salt
50g butter
1 orange
50g ground almonds
50g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
125g dark chocolate (I used choc shot from Sweet Freedom)

Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Sift the flour into a large bowl and add the salt, stir in the butter until you reach a breadcrumb consistency.

2. Wash the orange and grate the zest into the bowl. Next add the ground almonds, sugar and squeeze in the juice of the orange along with the egg yolk. Stir until combined and chill for 30mins.

3. Roll out the dough to 1cm thick, cut out the biscuits using a 5cm cutter. Arrange the biscuits on to the baking tray and bake for 10- 15 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

4. For this part I just squeezed some chocolate sauce from Choc Shot and then sprinkled with some chopped nuts. You can easily melt some chocolate in a bowl over simmering water and spoon the chocolate over half the biscuit.

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You could really use any chocolate of your choice white, milk or dark. I used choc shot because I thought I would use something different that’s made of really good ingredients, the taste is slightly bitter compared to what I’m used to but still nice on the biscuits 🙂

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