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Peanut butter biscuits

January 10th, 2012 (10:02 pm)

On NYE, Jason and Tracey and offspring were coming to visit at tea time, and then other friends were coming to dinner, and so I wanted to have something home made to go with a cup of tea. I made some peanut butter biscuits, adapted from a recipe my sister gave me years ago, and I rediscovered it last year on a scrap of paper amongst all the boxes of crap that were shipped after years of being in storage in NZ. They were even nicer than I remembered. I think Jason would like the recipe.

125g butter
⅓ of a cup of soft brown sugar
⅓ of a cup of caster sugar
⅓ of a cup of good peanut butter (I get that crunchy organic stuff for hippies)
½ a teaspoon of vanilla essence
1¼ cups plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarb
A pinch of salt
A bar of good 70% dark chocolate (I used 100g Lindt 70%)

1) Cream the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla with a beater
2) Sift the flour, bicarb and salt and work them into the other ingredients with a wooden spoon
3) Chop the chocolate and mix it in
4) Make small balls of the thick dough, place them on greased trays or trays lined with baking paper and squash each ball with a fork - I think my mixture made about 28 small biscuits

Bake for about 15 minutes in a moderate oven.

Comments

Posted by: Lily struts in waltz time towards the blinds (dansette)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 09:14 am (UTC)

Moderate = 175 degrees celcius? I think I will make these too!

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 09:21 am (UTC)

I have gas, but my oven is a little slow. I think I had it somewhere between 5 and 6, and that was good.

Posted by: Lily struts in waltz time towards the blinds (dansette)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 12:35 pm (UTC)

Thanks!

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 12:57 pm (UTC)

I've always wondered with these types of recipes...what would happen if I used a metal spoon?

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)

Risky, in a lightning storm.

Posted by: baconmatador (baconmatador)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)

What if there was a fire? The wooden spoon would become a potential health hazard.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 01:04 pm (UTC)

That's why you should always carve your wooden spoons from fire-resistant wood.

Posted by: jasonelvis (jasonelvis)
Posted at: January 12th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)

Everybody knows that a metal spoon is for folding and measuring while a wooden spoon is for beating and creaming. Thanks for the recipe, Badass. I made some very plain biscuits the other day from my Mary Berry book.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 12th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)

How were your Mary Berry biscuits?

What should I write about next?

Posted by: jinty (jinty)
Posted at: January 11th, 2012 01:50 pm (UTC)

Interesting! I have copied it down to try some time. Thanks!

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: January 19th, 2012 09:04 am (UTC)

Hey cool - haven't thought about those for years. Don't even recall where the recipe came from. I always used smooth peanut butter for a lovely creamy texture. And no chocolate.

Posted by: Teacake (badasstronaut)
Posted at: January 19th, 2012 09:41 am (UTC)

Well, if the origin is unknown maybe we can say it's a family recipe for the family cook book.

Posted by: Enid W (enidw)
Posted at: January 20th, 2012 11:00 pm (UTC)

Like.

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