Chocolate Biscuits

Although I am a coffee drinker, I love the custom of afternoon tea.  Generally, I make myself a cup of tea during the day.  At times, and very rarely,  I like a little something to snack alongside my cup of tea.

The other day, I put together a chocolate biscuit.

Chocolate Biscuits

Chocolate Biscuits

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons sugar
4 Tablespoons cocoa powder, unsweetened
6 Tablespoons, cold, unsalted butter
3/4 cup plus 2-3 Tablespoons milk

    1. Put all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
    2. Using a wire whisk, mix until all the cocoa and other ingredients are combined.
    3. Cut the butter into 6 pieces, add to dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter, cut butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
    4. Add milk; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.
    5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Knead dough lightly. Pat the dough into a circle, 3/4 inch thick.
    6. With a 2-inch biscuit cutter cut dough, re-rolling the scraps of dough as you go along, into 12 biscuits.
    7. Place biscuits on to a parchment lined baking sheet 1 inch apart.
    8. Bake in to the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Serve hot with butter, jam, jelly or preserves.

chocolate biscuits

They are so tender with a touch of sweetness and just the perfect hint of chocolate flavor. Therefore adding a jam, or preserve doesn’t make for snack that is too sweet.

I chose a cherry preserve. It has a sweet/tart taste and was perfect for these chocolate biscuits.

Chocolate Biscuits Cherry Preserves

During the day, indulge and pamper yourself once in a while. Brew a nice cup of hot tea, pour it into your prettiest cup and let your mind drift to all things good.


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