Video guide to domino biscuits
Hi, I'm Jo and I'm going to show you how to make chocolate domino biscuits.
Mix the ingredients
All you need to do is take 100g of unsalted butter and pop it into a food processor with 150g of plain flour and then just briefly blitz to a fine breadcrumb consistency.
Then into this a tablespoon of cocoa powder, pinch of salt, 75g of golden caster sugar and one egg, beaten. And then just blitz to form a doughy consistency.
Roll out the dough
So it's come together as a nice smooth dough. Just take this out and tip onto a board. Using a little bit of flour on your hands, just roll into a nice smooth ball. You'll find this easier if you cut it in half and work in two separate halves.
Take a piece of greaseproof paper and roll out on top of there. It makes it much easier because it can be quite sticky and soft. Just roll to about the thickness of a £1 coin. Try to keep it in an approximate rectangle shape as well.
Cool in the fridge
Just pop onto a tray and put it into the fridge for about half an hour for the dough to firm up, which will make it much easier to cut when you need to. You can either repeat the process with this extra piece of dough or wrap it in some cling film and keep in the fridge, or even the freezer, and use at a later date.
Cut small strips
Now this one is nice and firm so it's much easier to cut at this stage. So take a sharp knife, you just want to trim into 3cm strips. Slice down from the top to the bottom using the tip of your sharp knife. Then cut each strip into 6cm long biscuits. You can keep any trimmings and add it to the rest of that dough and use it at a later date as well.
As you can see, these are starting to take shape into being rectangular biscuits. Just spread them apart on the tray so they're not sticking together. And this is why you need the dough to be nice and cold, because it's easier to manoeuvre at this stage. And then taking your sharp knife just score through the centre of each biscuit. Don't push it all the way through, you just want to do the line at the top of the biscuit so it looks like a domino.
Decorate with coloured sweets
And then you can add your coloured chocolate sweets on top, so they look like dominos, and this is where the children will really enjoy getting involved.
So you can choose whichever number you want to on each one. These are really fun and colourful and the kids will really enjoy them. Now, some of the colour will go on top of the chocolate sweets but they still look really good and the effect is there of dominoes.
Now these are ready to bake in a 180 degree oven for 15 minutes, until the chocolate biscuits are nice and crunchy.
Once the biscuits are cooked, remove and sit on a wire rack to cool completely. Now, these make really great gifts for the children to give to their friends, whether they put them in a nice little gift box or a paper of plastic cup wrapped with some tissue paper. Or of course you can enjoy them just as they are.
And that's how you make chocolate domino biscuits.