Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Baking - Chocolate and Pistachio Wedges/Bunny Cookies !

Made n Enjoyed
Hello readers,

Easter wishes to one and all.........!

“Research tells us fourteen out of any ten individuals likes chocolate.”





Easter is round the corner and an array of chocolate recipes are flooding in fast in the food bloggerworld...ovens also in the kitchens are working non stop for those baking specialities. I'm sure the aroma of baking must be bringing pure indulgence for you.....well, me and my family are preparing for Easter and have already made Fruit and Nut Chocolate and today we baked Chocolate and Pistachio wedges too, something you can make for (and with) the kids and the big kids amongst us this Easter holiday !!






Chocolates are not on my list of craving foods...very rare that I would ask for chocolate, which is adored and devoured by zillions around the world. Hey, but as a foodie and food blogger I do respect people's choices and chocolate does appear in some of my cooking :)



These cookies are very rich and grainy textured, with a bitter chocolate flavour. They go extremely with vanilla ice cream and are especially delicious with coffee ! These cookies will be perfect for a gift for anyone who loves and adores chocolates !!



You will need:-
  • 200 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 90 g caster sugar
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 50 g unsweetened cocoa powder + 1 tsp for dusting
  • 25 g pistachio nuts, finely chopped

Method:-
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F or Gas mark 4.
Line a shallow 23cm/9in round tin with baking parchment paper.
Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy.
Sift the flour and cocoa powder and add to the butter mixture.
Mix with your hands until the mixture is smooth.
Knead the dough until soft and pliable then press into the prepared tin.
Using the back of spoon spread the mixture evenly in the tin.
Sprinkle the nuts over the top and press in gently.
Prick with the fork, then mark into 16 segments using a knife.
Bake for about 15-18 minutes.
Do not allow to brown at all or the cookies will taste bitter.
Remove tin from the oven and dust cookies with cocoa powder.
Cut through the marked section with a knife and leave it to cool completely before removing from the tin.
Enjoy !!!!

Note :- To mark Easter, I did use Easter Bunny Cookie Cutter .











Linking these delicious cookies to JCO's event Choc Full Easter

Celebrate - Easter guest host by Shama, event series started by Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

and  Nayna's event Let's Cook For Kids !

Also sending over to Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays and easter themed calender cakes hosted alternated by Laura Loves Cakes and Dolly Bakes

JWsMadeWLuvMondays 

13 comments:

  1. Wowwwwwwwww... Very beautiful and inviting pictures.. Looks fantastic !!

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  2. wow.. i luv ur choclatey cookies

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  3. these look amazing... bookmarked!!! n the first line is totally correct, out of that fourteen, i will be 3 atleast... :)

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  4. Lovely and delicious .The bunny cookies are cute.

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  5. wonderful cliks dear :) And awesome looking cookies :)

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  6. The cake looks awesome,looks like khoya and pista burfi!loved the cute bunny biscuits!

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  7. scrumptious perfect bake for the occasion..

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  8. nice click and yummy chocolate...

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  9. Love the use of chocolate and pistachios together - so tasty! And I'm a big fan of recipes that can double for various shapes and occasions and this is a perfect example... Love the wedge shape and bunny shape and thank you so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays! Welcome to the series...

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  10. delicious cake...thank u for linking in

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  11. A very different combo.. bunnies are looking cute.
    Nice clicks... loved the container of pistachios !

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