|Clementine and Dark Chocolate Chip |
Since the theme of this month's Tea Time Treats January challenge, which is hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage and Kate at What Kate Baked, is to use citrus, I thought I'd make some shortbread stars that included both orange flavours as well as dark chocolate chips.
I used my favourite shortbread recipe and included the zest of two clementines as well as 100 grammes of dark chocolate, finely chopped. The chocolate really does need to be in small pieces; otherwise it is hard to mix into the biscuit dough.
My shortbread stars were topped while still warm with a sprinkling of clementine dust - a mixture of Demerara sugar that had been whizzed up with the zest of two more clementines.
The biscuits were subtly flavoured with orange with the extra hit of slightly bitter dark chocolate. (We are not talking Terry's Chocolate Orange here!)
Now all I've got to do is think of something to do with the juice of four bald clementines. I feel a cocktail coming on!