posted by Maree 02-06-99 10:51 PM
(Adapted from "The Australian Womens' Weekly Best Ever Recipes." The family love these. I cheat, as usual, and
often make the 'biscuit mix' in my Magimix food processor).
125g / 4 oz butter
2 tabs icing (confectioners') sugar
½ cup cornflour
½ cup plain (all purpose) flour
125 g / 4 oz dark chocolate
15g (1/2 oz) solid white vegetable shortening (eg. copha/ ? crisco)
30g / 1 oz butter
3 tabs. icing (confectioners' ) sugar
1 teasp. grated orange rind,
2 teaspn. Orange juice
Cream butter, sugar until light and fluffy. Add sifted flours. Mix well.
(Some recipes, here, suggest you use a star-shaped -tipped piping bag to pipe 'pretty' shapes). Personally, I go with
the "roll teaspoon-fuls of mixture into walnut sized balls.
Place on lightly greased oven trays , press down with a fork and 'rough up' surface with the fork. Bake in mod. oven (375-400F/ 190-200C) for 10-12 mins or until golden
brown. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack"
Melt chocolate and veg. shortening. Dip ½ of each biscuit into chocolate mixture and place on foil to set. When choc. has set join with orange cream. (I skip the orange and add vanilla/ lemon juice/ hint of passionfruit pulp to 'cream' mixture).
Beat butter until smooth. Gradually add sifted icing sugar and beat until mixture is light and creamy. Beat in rind and
Makes approx. 20 'sandwiched' biscuits.
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