Simple double chocolate biscuits [ugly but delicious]

2 Apr

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There is no getting away from the fact that these biscuits are not what you call pretty. They aren’t even plain – they are lock-them-away-in-the-tower unattractive and they aren’t the type of sweet treat you’d see in upmarket eateries. But, if you squint or close your eyes as you take a bite you will understand that they are everything that a biscuit should be: sweet, chocolate-y, satisfying. So let’s remember that old cliche of looks not being important, shall we? This recipe is from Australian Good Taste but as usual, I tweaked it…

GATHER:

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup caster sugar

150g cubed butter, at room temperature

1 3/4 cup self raising flour

1 egg

150g good chocolate [they use chopped up choc, I grabbed buttons and they worked fine]

2 tablespoons sifted cocoa powder

Dash best vanilla extract [if you only have vanilla essence – skip it! That stuff is evil and a poor imitation].

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and line two large trays with baking powder.

Place both sugars, vanilla and butter in bowl of electric mixer and beat until creamy and changed colour.

Beat in the egg until combined then add flour and cocoa. Keep beating until everything is combined.

Stir in chocolate using a spoon.

Shape into golf ball size blobs and gently flatten.

Bake 12-ish minutes [you may need a fw more minutes depending on your oven].

Cool on wire racks.

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8 Responses to “Simple double chocolate biscuits [ugly but delicious]”

  1. The Modern Home Economist April 2, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Nice pictures – even with ugly biscuits 🙂

    • thehungrymum April 3, 2012 at 7:33 am #

      Thanks! The pix at the bottom were taken by pro Anna Warr, the big pic was taken by me on my phone! Hardly any difference, eh?!

  2. girlinafoodfrenzy April 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Gorgeous piccies as always! Hey if they taste good, they are good!!!

  3. Marti Cuatt April 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm #

    These aren’t ugly, they’re beautiful, home-made and homely. There’s too much homogenisation, too much of an expectation of perfection in cooking, so it’s wonderful to see this kind of yummy biscuit that does its own thing while grooving in the oven.

    • thehungrymum April 5, 2012 at 4:43 am #

      Thank you! I agree – usually the most gorgeous looking cakes and biscuits taste of absolutely nothing. Akin to a physically beautiful person with a vapid soul, really. hanks for stopping by : )

  4. Choc Chip Uru August 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm #

    Ugly biscuits or not, they involve chocolate so I look at the inside 😀
    They are soooo good!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • thehungrymum August 27, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      And we all know that chocolate is never ugly x

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