Squishy chocolate chip biscuits

Squishy chocolate chip biscuits

 

If you have a tin of sweetened condensed milk and some chocolate, then I promise you can have these biscuits.  It’s a simple little recipe in my usual lazy baking style and very handy if you need a little something to take visiting.  It’s also very handy if you are feeling like you need a little sweet something for yourself to go with your cup of tea.

I have to say I am feeling rather like a little something sweet all for myself on a regular basis at the moment, with our autumn slipping into winter and the days getting much cooler.  Despite this I am happy to report that all is well chez nous.  I have just started a new job and before that enjoyed a few days at home to potter about, see friends, nieces and nephews, dedicate the time  and affection to the cats which they rightly deserve, and to read this, the latest novel for my book club.

 

I know I write a food blog and all, but I find biscuits and cookies incredibly difficult things to master.  The ones that need to be all delicately thin and crispy stick to the tray, big chewy ones seem to balloon out of size and join forces with their neighbours, and don’t even get me started on anything as tricky as a macaron.  This is why I have developed the recipe I’m sharing today – they taste good, you can jazz them up with some extra chocolate or nuts if you want something a little fancier, and most importantly they are intentionally imperfect (or ‘rustic’ if you want to make it sound food magazine-y).   They may not be the fanciest item at your next shared morning tea, but I promise they’ll go quickly.

Ingredients:

150g softened butter

1/2 tin of sweetened condensed milk or approximately 200g

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup plain flour + 1/4 cup wholemeal flour

1 t baking powder

2/3 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Method:

Heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius.  Line two baking trays with grease-proof paper.

Beat the butter, sweetened condensed milk and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Sift the baking powder into the flours and then add to the butter mixture and stir to combine.

Add the chocolate and mix in.

Place on the trays in tablespoon dollops, leaving space as they spread and can join.

Bake until lightly golden – approximately 15 minutes.

Cool on a baking tray.

Makes approximately 20.