Chocolate biscuits with chocolate buttercream filling

I found this recipe on a TV show “ Food diaries” by Zarnak Sidhwa  a few days back & gave it a try. These were so good. These biscuits tasted great even without the filling.

Ingredients:-

For the biscuits

  1. All purpose flour – 1 cup
  2. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 heaping tbsp
  3. Baking powder – 1 tsp
  4. Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  5. Salt – a pinch
  6. Butter – 50 grams, softened
  7. Powdered sugar – 1/3 cup
  8. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  9. Honey – 1 tsp
  10. Milk – 1 tbsp
  11. Coarse sugar – as needed for sprinkling

For the chocolate buttercream

  1. Butter – 50 grams
  2. Icing sugar – 1/3 cup
  3. Unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 heaping tsp
  4. Salt – 1/8 tsp
  5. Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp

Method:-

  1. Sift together the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt.
  2. Beat together the butter & the sugar till light & creamy for 10 minutes.
  3. Beat in the essence, milk & honey.
  4. Add the sifted dry ingredients & mix till the whole thing comes together as a slightly sticky dough. Do not knead the dough.
  5. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes / till firm enough to handle.
  7. Divide the refigerated dough into to 2 smaller portions. Sprinkle little flour on a butter paper/ a foil & roll out one portion of the dough to a thin rectangle of 1/8″ thickness. Cut out smaller rectangles of equal sizes from the rolled out dough. Repeat with the other portion of the dough.
  8. Prick half of the biscuits with a fork.
  9. Place all the biscuits on a cookie tray lined with foil. Sprinkle coarse sugar on the biscuits that you had pricked with the fork.
  10. Bake at 170C for 15 minutes. Remove the biscuits from the foil 3 minutes after they are out from the oven. Transfer to a rack & cool completely them before sandwitching with the filling.
  11. For the filling, beat together all the ingredients written under ” for the chocolate buttercream” section with a hand mixer till really light & fluffy.
  12. Sandwitch the biscuits with this buttercream.
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