Recipe Swap: Wood and Chocolate

Friday 1 March 2013

The lovely Jette of Wood and Chocolate organised a recipe swap recently and I jumped at the chance to get involved! Here's a quick word from her:

Hi everyone. I'm Jette popping over from here! I come from a family of wandering travellers and cooks. I've been cooking ever since I can remember and one of my earliest memories is de-pipping cherries with my Mum in France. This is my very first recipe swap and am delighted Alyssia wanted to give it a go with me.

I'm currently studying at Ballymaloe Cookery School (which you can read all about in my blog) so thought it was apt to give Alyssia one of the very first recipes we are given as students on the course. Hope you enjoy!

Fork Biscuits:
225g soft butter
110g castor sugar
275g self-raising flour
grated rind of one lemon or orange
Cream the butter and add in the castor sugar. Once this is mixed, sift in the flour and add the grated rind and mix.
(you can also put everything in a food mixer)
It should all come together nicely and then you decide what size you want your biscuit to be! Roll into balls and press down with fork (hence the name)
Your oven should be preheated to 180C/350F/regulo 4 and bake your cookies for about 10minutes.

I decided to mix it up a bit. I didn't add the lemon into the biscuit and just made them with the butter, flour and sugar. Then I dipped them in melted milk chocolate. I'll admit I rushed this recipe a little because I have been super busy this week. So they look horrific. But I can say that they taste bloody amazing!

I am aware that they are all covered slightly differently, and there is a reason. I started dipping them so they were half choc, half not. But then one broke off. So instead I spread the chocolate over using the back of a spoon. I am also aware that these look horrible.. I apologise greatly! This recipe is really easy to follow, and can be made out of stuff you can just find in your cupboard (apart from the lemon). You should definitely try this recipe out if you have a minute. It's very minimal effort for something so scrummy!

Thanks again Jette for organising this swap. It was a great deal of fun! Make sure you check out Jette's blog!

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