Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I baked: Jamie Oliver's chocolate biscuits with soft chocolate centre

I came across this recipe for chocolate biscuits when I was browsing Jamie Oliver's website. The promise of a "nice gooey centre" was all it took for me to bookmark this recipe. Also, I wanted to bake something with my daughter so this was perfect for us to do together.


Chocolate biscuits with soft chocolate centres


I made the dough first on my own, refridgerated it as instructed while we had our dinner and after we finished our dinner, we rolled out the dough and made the biscuits together. It is definitely a fun activity to do with your kids, albeit a little messy - she especially had lots of fun cutting out the dough and topping it with chocolates (counting in her little head how many pieces of chocolates she can eat later, I'm sure ;P).


Baby C with her cookie dough


Since we shaped them by hand, the shapes are a little uneven but it gives them a little character and it looks a little rustic. If you find the dough a little too dry, you can add a little milk. For the ones we made, the chocolates in the centre were nice and soft, but not gooey/runny - I used Cadbury dairy milk chocolate, may have to try with some other chocolate next time. The biscuits go very well with a glass of cold milk (for the kids) or a cup of hot tea/coffee.




Chocolate biscuits with soft chocolate centres
Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver's website
Preparation time: 45-50 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
Makes 30

Ingredients
140g butter, softened at room temperature
140g caster sugar (I reduced it to 120g)
2 egg yolks, at room temperature
255g self raising flour, sifted
30g cocoa powder
30 squares of chocolate (milk, white or plain)
1 tbsp of milk (optional)

You will also need two cutters, one about 4cm/1½ inches and the other about 5cm/2 inches.

1. Grease a large baking sheet. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale. Beat in the egg yolks, then add the flour and cocoa powder to make a dough. Turn out and knead, then pop it into the fridge for a while (about 30 minutes).

2. Preheat the oven to 190ºC.

3. On a lightly floured surface, roll about a third of the dough out thinly, then cut out about 30 circles with the smaller 4cm cutter (you can do fewer if you want the biscuits bigger).



4. Put a square of chocolate in the middle of each one. Then roll the rest of the dough out and cut out the same number of circles with the larger 5cm cutter and pop them on top of the chocolate, pressing gently all the way round to seal the edge and to keep all the chocolate in.



5. Spread them out on the baking sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, and eat them hot or cold. Sprinkle with some icing sugar if you like.

Ready for the oven


Watching them bake in the oven :)


YUMMY biscuits :)

  


Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. 

This is my second entry for "Cook Like A Star" Blog hop event. I have another simple one to share next week. Here are some of the other entries by fellow bloggers. :)


You can view my other Jamie Oliver inspired recipes here:
1. Jamie Oliver's Cracking Burger
2. Jamie Oliver's Chocolate Brownies
3. Jamie Oliver inspired roast chicken
4. Jamie Oliver inspired chunky mushroom soup with truffle oil
5. Jamie Oliver inspired American-style pancakes with bacon and honey

33 comments:

  1. Waah...nice shot of someone patiently waiting...haha =)

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    1. Hehe thanks KC! She kept going to the oven to check on her biscuits... "mummy, when only ready?" LOL

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  2. I was thinking of baking thees cookies too for my son. Seeing how you bake these cookies with baby C is so adorable :D

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    1. I made butter cookies and carrot cake with her before too, usually try to do those which create less mess. Hehe!

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  3. We should try to do some baking at home, seems fun!
    But I think we need to start with a very simple simple recipe first. :P

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    1. CK, try the chocolate cupcake with peanut butter frosting. It's easy to make and you can eat / lick the peanut butter once you finished! No need washing up LOL LOL!

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  4. Weiii! you forgot to add the picture of a biscuit half eaten.... so that I may drool on the soft centre!

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    1. Yeah after I finish all the biscuits and was editing the photos, only I remembered! Aiyo!

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    2. Me think we should freeze the chocolate centres while preping the cookie dough.. think it will work? for gooey centres?

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    3. Oooo I'm not sure, you think the centres are not gooey cos the chocolate is overheated?

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  5. Ahh I want one piece! No, I think I can eat 10 of those! hehe... so pretty! But I definitely don't have the patience especially to put a piece of chocolate in the middle!

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    1. Actually it's not that difficult la. Cos it's very easy to seal the biscuits after putting the choc.

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  6. These look totally kid-friendly to make as well. Am so sure mine would love these!! Your two little ones are so cute - so pretty and so handsome! Mich@Piece of Cake

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    1. Thanks Mich! I think kids really love cutting shapes out of dough.. it's like playing with playdoh, only they get to eat it all after!

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  7. I love cookies like that - better than choc chip. The soft choc makes it soooo good! Wish I could have some. Drool! Drool!

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    1. How nice if I can make it runny in the centre too!

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  8. the color of the cookies looks great. a dark, rich chocolate, making it easy to imagine how they taste! :D

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  9. Those are some rich looking cookies! :D

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    1. We had no problems finishing them ;)

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  10. So nice you have a little cute helper helping you make this lovely chocolate cookies!

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    1. She is very curious and interested in learning how to cook/bake. Introduce her slowly.

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  11. At this rate, your children are going to turn into pro cooks for sure.

    Maybe you should try lindt chocolate!

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    1. It will be nice when one day I can just sit back and let her do all the cooking.

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  12. Aww baby C is so adorable. She's going to grow up to be absolutely gorgeous! :D

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  13. Your two kids are so adorable...U have a very nice kitchen too. Nice to meet you too.

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  14. Hi,I was abt to leave a message here last night b4 my hubby's phone went dead,so have to home back again today,haha! Agree,cooking is a good way to bond with children!I'm waiting for that day to come

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    1. Today I make fried mee hoon with my boy. He help me beat the eggs for the omelette and I let him put the vegetable and mee hoon into the pan and stir. He likes it! ;)

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  15. Baby C really enjoyed herself ! Another year and she can do the dishes ! lol Baking's a great way to get kids involved in cooking . That mother and daughter baked cookies sure looks delicious ! :D Try using Guittard or Ghirardelli chocolates :)

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    1. Thanks for the tip, will try and get those chocolates for next time. :)

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  16. super yummy looking cookies .... but Baby C has my 100% attention. she is such a cutie!! ;)

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