OK who here doesn't love chocolate....? I love it but it has to be good quality dark chocolate. There is nothing smoother than it melting in your mouth and leaving a lovely coating of goodness. I came across these little beauties but for the life of me cant remember who's website it was. If this is your recipe please let me know as THEY WERE AMAZING!
Firstly as much as chocolate is wonderful, there is nothing better than having a lovely sweet treat ready in half an hour from start to finish. I was so excited to see them shape up and crackle as they cooked. They looked so vintage and retro i wanted to frame one...
The balance of salt to sweet is incredible and so subtle. I used maldon kosher salt. It is flaky and crisp. I highly recommend you make these. You can make a big batch and keep the dough in the freezer for up to two months if you like. All you will need to do it is to cook them from frozen for 1 minute longer.
I made a batch of these for a friend of mine who has just given birth and I cant wait to see her and her new baby Elise..... I hope you enjoy them Carole.
150g all purpose flour
60 g Good Quality cocoa
1/2 t Bicarbonate of Soda
125g room temperature butter
110g Light brown sugar
50g golden caster sugar
1 teaspoon of flaky salt or Fleur de sel salt
1 t vanilla extract
- Cream the butter and then add both the sugars , salt and vanilla.
- Beat for a couple of minutes
- Add the flour, cocoa, and Bicarbonate of soda and combine.
- It will resemble crumbs. Make sure you mix everything well.
- Turn this out onto a work surface and divide into two.
- Roll them out and make logs and cling wrap them.
- Place them in the freezer to set.
- Once they have gone hard, take them out and cut into rings.
- Place on a baking sheet and cook at 190 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- Once they are done take them out. They will look like they are not done but just give them a minute to cool down and then serve them.
You can place them in an airtight container for up to a week.
But they wont last long!!!!