The good thing about all this is that I riffled through a good part of my recipe collection and spotted a few interesting recipes, which I set aside to action as soon as possible. Here is the first one, as it seemed fairly easy to do.
100 g unsalted butter at room temperature
1 dl granulated sugar
2 tbsp light syrup / golden syrup / runny honey
2½ dl plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar
100 g milk or dark chocolate with or without nuts
- Pre-heat the oven to 175 °C (not fan) and line a large baking sheet with baking paper.
- Whisk together the butter, sugar and syrup smooth and fluffy.
- Sift in the flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar and fold together to a homogeneous dough, but don't over-work it.
- Divide into three equal parts and shape each one into a long sausage, about 2 cm in diameter, and place onto the baking sheet, then gently press down to flatten.
- Carefully grate the chocolate and sprinkle generously over the dough.
- Bake for about 13 minutes until it starts going golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, then cut each length with a knife into diagonal biscuits, then carefully transfer onto a cooling rack.
These were very nice indeed. Since Ocado have their Scandinavian food section, I have a regular supply of the light syrup, which is so popular in Swedish baking. I actually baked these a bit too long and they went harder than I wanted them once they cooled down. However, Lundulph and I gobbled them up far too quickly.