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Viennese biscuits are quite crumbly, instantly melt in your mouth, have a light buttery taste and smooth chocolate filling known as ganache - a French word for a mixture of chocolate and cream.

Of course we couldn't resist testing them with coffee. What a MATCH!

Viennese biscuit recipe:

Makes: 26 (13 pairs)
INGREDIENTS: - 175g (6oz) unsalted butter
- 40g (1 1/2oz) icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 175g (6oz) plain flour
- 40g (1 1/2oz) cornflour
- additional butter for greasing baking trays
For the chocolate ganache: - 75g (3oz) plain or milk chocolate drops or chopped chocolate
- 4tbsp double cream

For the chocolate ganache: - 75g (3oz) plain or milk chocolate drops or chopped chocolate
- 4tbsp double cream

Method - how to use the Viennese biscuit recipe:


- Preheat the oven to 170C fan/190C/375F/gas mark 5. Grease (with butter) two baking trays
- Place the butter (175g) in a bowl. Sift the icing sugar (40g) over the butter. Beat the mixture until nice and creamy.
- Stir in 1tsp vanilla extract. Sift the flour (175g) and cornflour (40g) over the mixture. Stir them in until smooth.
- Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and shape it into a small ball.
- Make as many small balls as you can and place them onto a tray leaving spaces between them. Flatten each ball of mixture slightly with the back of a spoon.
- Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes (I baked them 13 minutes), until they are pale golden brown. Leave them on the trays for 5 minutes, then use spatula to transfer them onto a wire rack.
- Leave the biscuits on the wire rack to cool down completely.

How to make chocolate ganache:

- Put the plain or milk chocolate drops or chopped chocolate (75g) in a heatproof bowl and add double cream (4tbsp).
- Pour about 5cm (2in) of water into a saucepan.
- Heat the water until it bubbles, then take the pan off the heat.
- Carefully, put the bowl inside the pan. Stir the chocolate and cream until the chocolate has melted.
- Lift the bowl out of the pan and let chocolate ganache cool for a few minutes.
- When it is cooled put it in the fridge for about 1 hour, stirring it every now and then, as it thickens.
- Take the chocolate ganache out of the fridge when it becomes soft like butter.
- Use a blunt knife to spread some onto the flat side of a biscuit. Press another biscuit on top.
- Sandwich the biscuits together in pairs until all the chocolate ganache and biscuits are used up.
- Eat them straight away, or keep them in an airtight container in the fridge.


You can nibble these yummy biscuits with pretty much every coffee beverage out there but to me black coffee brings the best out of them. It is the chocolate ganache that teams black coffee so well. We simply love them with a cup of freshly brewed Turkish coffee.

Baking tips

  • Shape the biscuit's mixture into a small ball, otherwise they won't stay nice and round.
  • Don't leave chocolate ganache in the fridge for too long as it will harden too much and you will not be able to spread it onto the biscuits.

Good to know

  • Ganache (from the French word for "jowl") is a glaze, icing or filling for pastries made from chocolate and cream.
  • Chocolate ganache is usually made by heating heavy/double cream, then pouring it over chopped dark chocolate. The mixture is stirred or blended until smooth. Liqueurs and extracts could be added to improve the taste. (source: Wikipedia)
  • This yummy biscuit recipe is definitely one of easy recipes for kids.
  • Believe me, with these yummy homemade biscuits you will impress even the most demanding cookie lovers.


 
 
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sunshiine2 years ago
My mouth wants these lovely biscuits! I am sure many people will be making these. If I do I will post a picture here. Thanks so much for sharing! Have a splendorous day!

Sunshiine
DominikaZR (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Hi Sunshiine!

Thank you for your lovely comment :) Yes please, post your photos here.

Have a nice day!

DominikaZR
ChrysN3 years ago
Those look delicious!
DominikaZR (author)  ChrysN3 years ago
Thanks :)