Thursday, 3 April 2014

Smiley face biscuits

Crisp, buttery biscuits sandwiched with delicious chocolate ganache- quick and easy! I used smiley face cookie cutters but you can use any cutters or stamps you like…


For the biscuits:
  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 125g cold, unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1tbsp vanilla paste or pod
For the filling:
  • 200g dark chocolate
  • 100ml single cream

To make the biscuits combine the flour, icing sugar and vanilla pod in a bowl, then add cold, cubed butter.  Rub the mixture with your fingertips until resembles bread crumbs, then add an egg and mix until just combined.

Shape the dough into a disk and wrap in foil, chill in the fridge for at least an hour.

Meanwhile chop the chocolate and place in a bowl.  Warm up the cream in a small saucepan and pour over the chocolate.  Leave aside for couple of minutes, then stir.  Set aside to cool and thicken.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out biscuits.  Place on a lined baking sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven at 190C for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.

Transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack and leave to cool completely.

Sandwich biscuits together with chocolate ganache.


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