Chocolate, Nut and Fruit Biscuits
5,4 / 10
ready in 1 hr 20 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅞ cup butter (chopped)
- 1 egg
- all-purpose flour (for the work surface)
Pile the flour on the work surface and stir the sugar and in a pinch of salt. Create a well in the middle and place the butter around the well. Crack the egg into the well and quickly knead into a smooth pastry. Shape into a ball, wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
Heat the oven to 180°C (160°C in a fan oven), 350°F, gas 4 and line a baking tray with grease-proof paper.
Knead the pastry on a floured work surface and roll out approx. 0.4 cm thick. Cut out circles approx. 5 cm in diameter. Place on the prepared baking tray and bake for around 10 min.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the baking paper.
Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly. Transfer into a freezer bag and cut off a tiny corner. Pipe lines of chocolate onto the biscuits and top with the nuts and fruit. Leave to dry.