You know those biscuits that just melt inside your mouth and you can’t help but eat more than one? Well be warned, these biscuits have exactly that effect. The buttery soft texture with the smooth chocolate richness will have you always fighting for the last one on the plate.
I know that these biscuits can be found in any supermarket, but there’s something about baking from scratch that gives a great sense of achievement. I took these along to a New Year’s Eve gathering and was showered with compliments even before anyone had tasted them. They look really professional and are simple to make – a win-win situation!
I followed this recipe but used plain chocolate instead of dark and left the biscuits in the oven much longer than stated.
These ingredients are enough to make around 22 biscuits.
You will need –
- 250g unsalted butter
- 55g icing sugar
- 225g plain flour
- 75g corn flour
- 200g plain chocolate
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 170 ̊c and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Step 2: Weigh out the icing sugar, plain flour, cornflour and butter into a bowl. Using a wooden spoon or electric mixer, mix the ingredients to a paste. Make sure you don’t overmix.
Step 3: Place the paste into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, and to get that classic Viennese look, pipe the mixture onto the baking trays in a swirl shape.
Step 4: Bake the biscuits at 170°c for around 30 minutes until lightly golden brown. Then place them onto a wire rack to cool to room temperature.
Step 5: Whilst the biscuits are cooling, break the plain chocolate into chunks and let it melt over a saucepan of hot water.
Step 6: Coat one half of the cooled biscuit into the melted chocolate. Gentle shake off the excess chocolate and place the biscuit back onto the baking tray to dry.
Classic Viennese Biscuits to start off the New Year – the healthy eating resolution can start from tomorrow!