Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Pinwheel Bites

My 'Pinwheel Bites' are great for any occasion. Half chocolate, half lemon, these biscuits are loved by the whole family! Moist in the middle and a crisp-snap on the outside, this recipe will give you 20 biscuits that can be stored in an airtight container to keep it's freshness. (They will probably be gone before you even think to store them!) Really simple and really quick, time to pop the kettle on!


85g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
1 egg
180g plain flour
20g dark chocolate (melted & cooled)
Grated rind of half a lemon

Making these biscuits are really fun to do and even your children can help you! Grab your nearest mixing bowl. With your mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugar. Once the mixture looks light and fluffy, add your egg and mix well. Sieve your flour into the mixture and mix until you have formed a soft dough.
Separate half the mixture into another bowl and add your melted chocolate. (Make sure it has cooled so the egg doesn't cook!) I melted mine using my microwave at 20 second bursts. Mix well until your dough is a brown colour.
To make the 'Pinwheel' effect, return to your original dough and add lemon rind. (mix well). Lightly flour your surface and roll out your lemon dough into a rectangular shape. Do this also with your chocolate dough and place on top of the lemon. You want to roll this dough into a sausage shape, making sure your using your time. Place in the fridge for half an hour.

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Find your baking tray and add some baking paper. Carefully cut your dough until you have cut around 20 biscuits. Place in the oven for 12 minutes but make sure you keep an eye at the oven as all ovens can be slightly different!
When they are done, cool them on a cooling rack and store in an air-tight container.

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