Lemon and Chocolate Swirls …

It being the long Easter weekend, I wanted to make something suitably ‘spring-like’ whilst giving a nod to the chocolate fest that is Easter. These incredibly easy but super-tasty biscuits ticked all the right boxes:

Here’s the recipe:

175g butter

300g caster sugar

1 egg, beaten

350g plain flour

65g dark or milk chocolate, melted and slightly cooled

zest of 1 lemon

makes about 30 biscuits

Cream the butter and the sugar until they are light and fluffy, slowly add the beaten egg mixing well. Add the flour and mix until a soft dough is formed. Divide the dough in 2, add the lemon zest to one half and the melted chocolate to the other half. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each dough to rectangles. Place the lemon dough on top of the chocolate dough and roll as tightly as possible to form a long cylinder. Slice the dough in to discs and place on prepared baking trays. Bake in a pre-heated oven (170ºC) for about 10 minutes or until the lemon part of the biscuits just start to turn golden.

Leave to cool on the baking tray for 5 minutes or so then cool the biscuits on a wire rack. For that extra chocolate-y touch, drizzle some extra melted chocolate over the top!



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