November 30, 2008
KBB #8: Bitter Peppermint Chocolate Biscuits, hosted by Ellen of Chicken's Kitchen.
I think the shortbread is rolled too thick, the filling is too runny. I am not sure what had got into me that day. Everything was gone wrong. I halved the shortbread when I saw that the biscuits turned out to be way too high and too big for my size. Turned out alright, but the chocolate coating was too thick. Perhaps I am too fussy.
I like the combination of the flavour though. I cut the sweetness of the shortbread by using 50g of caster sugar only (recipe can be found here). For the chocolate coating, I use dark chocolate 72%. I think the combination of not-too-sweet shortbread, peppermint filling and bitter dark chocolate is quite pleasant.
I'd rather have two layers of biscuits rather than three as I don't think I can roll the shortbread thinner than that. The bitter chocolate coating is an excellent accent for this shortbread. It compliments the peppermint flavour. However, I am not sure if I will return to this biscuit again.