I came across this recipe and my initial thoughts were, ‘how odd’ and ‘I don’t think my mum will like those’! But I was intrigued and decided that when I was feeling adventurous I would try baking them.
And that day came today! After a two hour exam which really tested my brain cells I wanted to do something fun and different, so why not go for some exciting biscuits!
I tried one fresh out of the oven and it was surprisingly nice; the pepper was quite a subtle flavour, coming in the middle of the taste experience, and the chocolateiness made these even more delectable.
I definitely recommend these, whatever preconceptions you have about the ingredients!
50g icing sugar
110g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
20 turns of the pepper shaker
2 tips of a teaspoon handle of cayenne pepper (it was just an estimate of how much an 1/8 of a teaspoon was!)
- Cream butter and icing sugar
- Mix in the flour, cocoa power, pepper and cayenne pepper
- Chill dough in the fridge for half an hour
- Heat the oven to 180 C
- Lightly flour a work surface and tip the dough out; roll into a sausage shape
- Cut the dough into 16 circles and lay on a greased baking tray, they spread slightly so allow a little space between biscuits
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes