It’s Dads birthday today. Hip, hip, hooray.
Dads birthday cake is a huge pavlova.
However, with a huge pavlova there is bound to be some egg yolks sitting in a bowl. As I had 8 egg whites in the freezer I needed two more so that meant I had to find something to do with 2 yolks.
Dads also partial to any thing chocolate, so I made him some Super Rich Chocolate Biscuits.
(You’re allowed lots of sugar on your birthday, I’m sure of it.)
125g butter, chopped
250g brown sugar
2tsp vanilla essence
2 egg yolks
185g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
35g cocoa powder
200g choc chips (I made it up with caramel chips, white chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips. Use whatever.)
And because I love cranberries 60g whole dried cranberries, but you can replace with currants or nuts or nothing.
Beat the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add the egg yolks and mix in. Stir in the rest of the stuff and until it’s all well combined.
Drop tablespoons of the mix 5 cm apart onto a baking paper lined baking sheet and bake at 180oC for 12 – 15 minutes, or until firm.
Cool on the trays.
This made about 30 biscuits.
Cripsy on the outside, gooey on the inside with the occasional bite into a tart cranberry. These are pretty good.
Happy Happy Birthday Dad.