Shortbread Biscuits and Chocolate Cream Recipe
A delicious sweet treat for afternoon tea. Roll up your sleeves with Atelier des Chefs and try this delicous shortbread biscuits and chocolate cream recipe.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE SHORTBREAD BISCUITS & CHOCOLATE CREAM
For the chocolate cream
- Whole milk : 250 ml
- Double cream : 250 ml
- Caster sugar : 80 g
- Egg yolk(s) : 4 whole
- Dark chocolate : 200 g
For the shortbread biscuits
Plain flour : 140 g
- Icing sugar : 45 g
- Unsalted butter : 125 g
- Fine salt : 1 pinch(es)
- Chopped pistachio(s) : 150 g
TO MAKE THE CHOCOLATE CREAM
Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a bowl. Set aside.
Place the milk and the cream in a pan and bring to the boil.
Beat the egg yolks with the sugar until you obtain a light, fluffy mixture.
Once boiling, pour the milk and cream over the egg yolks and then return to the pan and the heat. Stir constantly until the liquid thickens and coats the back of your spoon. If you have a thermometer, heat to 84’C.
Once cooked, pass the liquid through a sieve onto the broken chocolate. Stir gently until the chocolate has melted and is fully incorporated into the mixture.
Pour the chocolate cream into glasses and then place in the fridge to set for at least 45 minutes.
TO MAKE THE SHORTBREAD BISCUITS
Preheat the oven to 200°C (Gas mark 6-7).
Mix the flour, butter, salt and icing sugar together until it forms a ball.
Place between 2 sheets of baking parchment and roll to a thickness of 5mm. Remove the paper, place on a baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Once golden brown, use a pastry cutter or an upturned glass to cut the shortbread into rounds and dust with caster sugar.
Sprinkle the chopped pistachio on top of the chocolate cream and serve with shortbread biscuit.
CHEFS TOP TIP:
Why not add chopped not or fresh berries as an alternative to pistachios.
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