November 30, 2008

KBB #8: Bitter Peppermint Chocolate Biscuits



KBB #8: Bitter Peppermint Chocolate Biscuits, hosted by Ellen of Chicken's Kitchen.

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I think the shortbread is rolled too thick, the filling is too runny. I am not sure what had got into me that day. Everything was gone wrong. I halved the shortbread when I saw that the biscuits turned out to be way too high and too big for my size. Turned out alright, but the chocolate coating was too thick. Perhaps I am too fussy.

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I like the combination of the flavour though. I cut the sweetness of the shortbread by using 50g of caster sugar only (recipe can be found here). For the chocolate coating, I use dark chocolate 72%. I think the combination of not-too-sweet shortbread, peppermint filling and bitter dark chocolate is quite pleasant.

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My Review:

I'd rather have two layers of biscuits rather than three as I don't think I can roll the shortbread thinner than that. The bitter chocolate coating is an excellent accent for this shortbread. It compliments the peppermint flavour. However, I am not sure if I will return to this biscuit again.

32 comments:

Peter G said...

I understand exactly what you mean about recipes sometimes. Especially when it comes to baking being almost an exact science. At least you had a go. The flavour combination sounds scrumptious though!

eliza said...

kalo aku suka kombinasi rasanya Fi, cuma memang biskuitnya terlalu tipis, dan kalo ditumpuk dua aja udah cukup. frosting nya memang terlalu runny ya...lain kalo mau bikin lagi, tapi mau pake rasa lain :)

Dita said...

gue juga cuman 2 layer, Fi. 3 tebel banget deh perasaan.

ovenhaven said...

Love the last photo. I was intrigued by the 3 layers in the biscuit, but like you said, perhaps 2 layers would suffice. But I must say, chocolate and peppermint sounds like a winner! :P

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi AB...how've you been girl? Now I can stop by & help you finish those...they do look divine to me! Quite YUM!!!

MiNDY said...

iya 3 tumpuk ketebelan, blenger. makanya akuw ada yg dibikin 2 tumpuk juga.

Sofie said...

sy dibikin 3 lapis mba.. hehehe.. maklum doyan yg manis2. Tapi tetep sih, ada 1 loyang yang dimakan tanpa coklat dan icing. enaakk kriuk2 :D

Retno Prihadana said...

Punyaku tak tumpuk 3 juga....tebelll banget, musti buka mulut lebar2, fillingnya kurang kentel jadi waktu di oles rada meleber. Fotonya mbak Arfi seperti biasa..selalu TOP!

Cakelaw said...

Hey, I don't mind the look of these just as they are - yum!

rita bellnad said...

iya fi, lapisan peppermintnya emang terlalu runny. Tapi klo cuman biskuitnya tanpa icing en coating dirumah laris.
btw itu pop up bandel banget, masih belom bisa ilang, sebel eh

Andrie Anne said...

Aku bisa bikin tipis krn adonan aku freezer-in bentar hehehe rapi banget foto2nya Mba..cantik!

Kitchen Flavours said...

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Kitchen Flavours said...

Iam comming Arfi, picks make me drool. I can fly and come to you for those dear.

Mira Assjarif said...

Punya Mira filling-nya malah terlalu thick lo. Sampe ditambahin lagi air. Beda-beda yah.. Hihihi.. Asik banget nengokin satu-satu hasil KBB#8. Seru.

Bee Brownies said...

mbak, photo2 nya keren bgt:)bikin mata seger

Angela Mulianie / Lia said...

tektur biscuitnya kog mirip kue bolu ya mbak? apa karna ketebelan? tapi emang photonya mbak arpih mah kereen..

Kedai Rachmah said...

* aku tetep nggak tega wkt mo buat 3 layer, karna terbayang betapa tebelnya. Coatingnya coklat gelap gitu mbak arfi, keren. Mungkin karna penggunaan dark chocolate yg 72% itu kali ya..

shashakoe said...

uhhhhhh foto mbak selalu bikin gilerrrrr... ahh rapi sekali..punyaku belepotan banget ya...punyaku coklat coatingnya gk encer.. mmm

Rosie said...

What a great combo of flavours and they look yummy to me :)

Rosie x

Happy cook said...

They looks delicius to me. Especially the last picure.
I made you chocolate snowball cookie and threy were super delicious.

Jescel said...

hmmnn... looks yummy, as always.. and i agree, i think 3 layer of biscuits would be too much.

Ivy said...

Arfi, I checked the link you have given for the recipe but there is no translator to translate it. However, I love the combo of peppermint and chocolate and the pictures look great.

Cooking for Seven said...

I just discovered your blog. Excellent. Sharp, natural light photos...I will return for more.

ellentakdir said...

keren fotonya mbak...tapi atasnya emang egk dipakein coklat ya?

Andrea said...

That's why I prefer cooking to baking, but honestly, they look great anyway. I'd definitely take them off your hands if I were there!

~ c3mplo3ck ~ said...

fotonya mba Arfi bikin aku pengen cepet pulang dan buat lagi dewh mba :D jadi ngiler :D

mae said...

iyah, dari awal udah rencana mo bikin 2 layer ajah, btw rapih banget potongannya.

Luv the last pic, wont refuse it last bite.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congratulations Arfi you made it again dear. You won DMBLGit for november. You are rocking.

So Simple said...

Arfi

Love the sound of that biscuit,
Looks pretty good to me. Your roses look fabulous I have had a good flowering as well but I have just dead-headed now awaiting the next lot of flowers.
X

~Atiek~ said...

Kereeen.. top markotop deh..

*14* by Regina B said...

Same here... I'm not sure whether I'll make the biscuit using this recipe. It's kinda disappointing as overall result.

amalia said...

mbak arfi..biscuitnya tebel banget ya...kapan2 kalo buat lagi emang bener gak usah 3 lapis..and gak usah pake peppermint..abis kayak makan odol..hehehhe