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CHOC-NUT BISCUITS

Freshly baked biscuits are always a favourite and make a good gift, especially when they are jam-packed full of chocolate and nuts.

Makes: about 50

Preparation time: 45 minutes, plus refrigeration time

Baking time: 10-12 minutes

Oven temperature: 175°C

♥ 1 x 80g slab dark chocolate
♥ 1 x 80g slab white chocolate
♥ 50g (125ml) mixed nuts, chopped
♥ 225g (265ml) butter, at room temperature
♥ 110g (130ml) white sugar
♥ 60g (70ml) brown sugar
♥ grated zest of one orange
♥ 380g (700ml) cake flour
♥ 1 large egg, lightly beaten
♥ 85g (100ml) extra sugar, for rolling

1 Chop the chocolate into chunks. Mix with the nuts and set aside.

2 Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugars and orange zest and beat well for 5 minutes.

3 Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and add the flour and a pinch of salt. Once it is almost mixed in, add the chocolate and nuts. Mix for a few seconds until just combined.

4 Remove the dough from the mixer and divide in half. Roll each half into a log shape. Cover with plastic wrap and place the logs on a flat plate or tray. Refrigerate for at least two hours until firm.

Remove the dough from the fridge and remove the plastic wrap. Brush the dough on all sides

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