Every once in a while there comes a time when you see something right before your eyes and the first thought that hits your head is ” Where have you been all my life??!!”
I experienced this last Monday, while browsing through a local hypermarket’s bakery section selling an assortment of biscuits in kilos, every biscuit fan’s mini haven I could say. A line up of delicious and equally tempting vanilla, chocolate and mixed flavored biscuits decorated with toppings of all sorts could make anyone passing through that aisle drool!
What caught my eye actually was the latest addition to this line up, a fresh “out-of-the-oven” tray of Viennese biscuits. As the baker caught me staring, I decided to move on taking with me an inspiration for this week’s blog post. I have tried these biscuits as a kid, but I had no idea of its name. I could have picked up a pack for me to take home, but then being a regular home baker, made me realize there is seriously nothing better than home made biscuits made with love 🙂
For all biscuit lovers especially those who love the combination of chocolate with it, this is a must try! As always incredibly simple and incredibly quick to make.
175 gms butter
40 gms icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
175 gms flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
40 gms cornflour
For the chocolate dip :
100 gms 54% dark chocolate melted
1. Keep butter at room temperature in advance before beginning. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until it turns creamy. Add vanilla extract and keep stirring.
2. Sift together flour and baking powder in another bowl. Gradually add it to the butter mixture by gradually folding in the flour with a spatula. After completing this, sift cornflour over the batter and continue to stir. At this point you will notice the mixture getting thicker. Keep stirring till mixed well.
3. Pour mixture into a piping bag, and using a thick star nozzle pipe out biscuits on a baking tray with lining paper.
4. In a preheated oven, bake at 180 degrees Centigrade for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden brown. Meanwhile, melt chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water using the double boiler method or in a microwave as you prefer.
5. Once baked, remove biscuits and keep aside on a rack to cool. Be careful at this stage,as biscuits are soft once out of the oven and they may break. These biscuits harden on cooling.
6. Once cooled, dip biscuits in chocolate and place on a tray with lining paper and allow to set. Once chocolate has thickened and set over biscuits well, dust with icing sugar if required and serve.
Until my next post ..