October 10, 2012

Suklaaviipaleet - Chocolate Biscuit Slice

The festive season is moving in and I'm making the most of the cooler weather to bake treats for later. These chocolate biscuit slices are a childhood favourite and I am excited to share the recipe with you!

Pikkujoulukausi lähestyy, joten käytän viileämmät ilmat hyväksi leipomalla herkkuja valmiiksi pakastimeen. Suklaaviipaleet ovat lapsuusajan herkku joita ei ole tullut leivottua pitkään aikaan. Vihdoin sai herkutella näilläkin!

Chocolate Biscuit Slice
(recipe adapted from pirkka.fi)

150g (unsalted, organic) butter
75g raw caster sugar
35g raw vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons treacle or dark syrup
1 egg + 1 egg for brushing
210g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsweetened, dark cacao
pearl sugar, for topping

1. Preheat the oven to 175C and line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Beat soft butter, sugar and syrup until light and creamy. Beat in one egg, then add the mixed dry ingredients. Mix well to combine into a smooth dough. 

3. Divide the dough into four portions. Roll each portion into a long bar, then press slightly to flatten. Place the bars on baking trays (2 on each), brush with egg and sprinkle with pearl sugar. 

4. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately cut the bars into slices (diagonal shape is traditional for these biscuits), then leave to cool completely. Store in an airtight container, preferably in the freezer.