Tea and a Bikkie

I have been quite delighted with the way my last few projects have turned out, and more to the point, so were my customers.  Stefan has been on a similar run: I could hear the client enthusing on the phone from the other room!  So of course we have to celebrate:  true to our roots, a cup of tea and a biscuit.

I don’t keep biscuits in the house for fear of Sedentary Bum Syndrome (it expands to fill the available chair), so I always make them fresh, cunningly keeping leftover batter rolled in plastic in the fridge for the next time.

Peanut Butter Cookies?  Delicious but usual.  However on Saturday I tasted a thin dark biscuit I really liked at Sur la Table, and on Sunday Will bought an artisanal chili xocolatl, so I combined that inspiration, and here is the result:

Adult Biscuit Noir

1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 cup whole flour
1/2 cup good dark cocoa
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
12/ teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda

Mix it all in a processor, tip it onto plastic, wrap it and mould into a sausage.
Unwrap the plastic (of course!) and cut it into thin slices, put on a tray and bake.

Sort of addictive.  Not too sweet, lovely depth of flavour from the olive oil, just a hint of bite from the pepper – I could have used more.  Maybe I would have been better off making something less delicious.

p.s.  Next time I will substitute dried red chilis for the cayenne – it could do with a hint more danger.

About Tricia Rose

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2 Responses to Tea and a Bikkie

  1. Everything Coastal says:

    Oh! Sounds scrumptious! Anything with chocolate works for me -

  2. Galit says:

    Whoohooo!! I was looking for a good cookies with peanut butter for ages!
    Going to try it out *NOW*!!!

    P.S. Just sent you an invitation to Pinterest. Enjoy!!

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