January 10th, 2012

riccotta and walnut

Peanut butter biscuits

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.