Chilli Chocolate Biscuits

Chocolate and chilli make a delicious partnership.

Chilli Chocolate Biscuits

Ingredients

225g (8 oz) butter

55g (2 oz) caster sugar

115g (4 oz) soft light brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

1 tsp vanilla extract

200g (7 oz) self raising flour

25g (1 oz) cocoa, sieved

1-1½ tsp dried chilli flakes, pounded in a pestle and mortar

100g plain chocolate chips

Makes about 40

Method

1. Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the flour, cocoa, chilli and chocolate chips. Place teaspoonfuls onto baking sheets lined with Bake-O-Glide spacing about 2.5cm (1 inch) apart.

2. Bake:

2-oven AGA: cook on the grid shelf on the floor of the Roasting Oven with the cold plain shelf on the second runners down for about 10 minutes.

3 and 4-oven AGA: cook on the lowest set of runners in the Baking Oven for about 10-12 minutes. 

Conventional cooking: cook at 180°C, Gas Mark 4, Fan Oven 160°C for about 10-12 minutes.

3. Allow to cool slightly then remove to a cooling rack. Store in an air tight tin.

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