Saturday, August 28, 2010

Chocolate and cranberry biscuits

Hello everyone, this week's recipe comes from one of my favourite cook books, Epicure Chocolate. These biscuits are lovely and chewy and make a nice big quantity.

Have a happy week. Love from Jane xxx

Chocolate and cranberry biscuits

Makes 35-40

What you need:
  • 200g butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/4 cups dried cranberries (you could substitute raisins)
  • 1 cup chocolate bits, dark, milk or white, whichever you prefer (use good quality ones, not compounded chocolate)

What you do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and condensed milk.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Sift the flour and baking soda into the creamed mixture.
  5. Stir in the rolled oats, cranberries or raisins and chocolate bits.
  6. Place tablespoons on greased oven trays and press down with a fork.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden.