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Saturday, 1 October 2005

Almost Death by Chocolate biscuit with coconut

I decided to make a choccie biscuit using the remainder dark chocolote from making the Death by Chocolate cake, and hence the name Almost Death by Choc. I was going to add choc chips as well, but decided against it for fear of making the biscuit a little OTT.

80g dark chocolate
90g butter
100g sugar (about 50:50 ratio between castor sugar and brown sugar)
1 large egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
200g (1.5 cups) plain flour
1/2tsp baking soda
1/4 cup baking cocoa powder
50g (0.5 cup) dessicated coconut

Melt chocolate with some butter in saucepan, stirring until smooth, taking care to make sure the choc doesn't burn [If you have the time, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl on top of a pot with boiling water in it, taking care not to touch the bowl on the boiling water (so use a steaming rack in the pot) and make sure the mouth of the bowl is high enough to prevent steam getting inside the bowl].
Preheat the oven to 180degC. Cream the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Fold in the melted chocolate mixture until well combined with the dough mixture. Take tablespoonful of dough, roll into a ball and flatten before placing on a well-greased oven tray. This mixture should make about 20 biscuits.

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