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Petit Beurre - Chocolate Orange Afternoon Treats

These French treats are fantastic to impress guests with.

Preparation Time: 20 mins plus 1 hour chilling time
Cooking Time: 12 mins

Ingredients

  • 160g plain flour
  • 100g chilled butter
  • 65g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp orange flavouring
  • 1 large egg
  • 250g + 50g of milk chocolate

To Make The Base

Step 1

Tip the flour into a food processor. Cut the butter into small pieces and drop them into the bowl. Mix until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Step 2

Add the sugar, orange and egg yolk then mix to form a small dough. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Step 3

To bake, preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F/ gas mark 6 and roll out the dough to 3mm thickness on a lightly dusted surface. Cut out the biscuits using the cutter stamp and place them onto a greased baking tray. Place in the middle shelf of the oven and bake for approximately 8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 4

Transfer the biscuits onto a cooling rack to cool.


To Make The Chocolate Topping

Step 1

Melt and temper 250g of the chocolate in a bain-marie. Stir the chocolate until nearly melted and then remove the bowl from the heat, add the remaining chocolate and carry on stirring until completely melted.

Step 2

Using a teaspoon, fill the moulds with chocolate until they are full. Allow to cool at room temperature for 10 minutes and then place in a fridge until hardened.

Step 3

Once hard, gently remove the chocolate from the mould and trim with a knife. Repeat the process until you have enough chocolate toppings for the number of biscuits required.

Step 4

To attach the chocolate to the biscuit, spread a thin layer of chocolate on the top of the cookie and press the chocolate tablet on top.