Chocolate Recipes

RECIPE: Viennese Biscuits Dipped in Chocolate

By Staff Writer April 19, 2017
Food

Inspired by her extensive travels in the exciting, fashionable and oh-so-tasty city of Vienna, acclaimed chocolatier and pastry chef Jodie Van Der Velden has shared her recipe for Viennese Biscuits dipped in chocolate with smoothfm’s chocolate-lovers.

These biscuits are very 'short' as in they have a lot of butter in them, which makes them melt in your mouth!

They're so incredibly easy, it's a one bowl recipe ... just beat the butter and icing sugar briefly, then add the flours! Pipe and bake. If you don't have a beater of any sort, you can even just beat it with a wooden spoon.  They look so fancy and Viennese, but they're not tricky at all.  

It's also common in Vienna to pipe them in a little straight line and then dip each end in chocolate!

Our tips: 

- These are adorable as a gift in a tin, jar or cello bag tied with a ribbon.

- Make a zesty version by grating fresh zest of orange / lemon or lime into the biscuit mix for a fragrant edge

- Double your fun! Sandwich 2 smaller biscuits together with ganache, buttercream or jam

INGREDIENTS

225g plain flour 

75g cornflour

55g icing sugar

250g unsalted butter 

1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 170°C.

2. Combine and sift flour, cornflour and icing sugar.

3. Soften butter in microwave if not already softened. 

4. Beat softened butter, add flour/cornflour/icing sugar and beat until combined (don’t overbeat).

5. Add vanilla.

6. Pipe with star nozzle onto baking paper lined baking tray.

7. Refrigerate for 10mins.

8. Bake @ 170°C until the edges are lightly golden brown.

9. Let cool on baking tray for 5 mins, then transfer to cooling rack.

10. Dip into tempered dark chocolate when cool. 

Want more?

Jodie Van Der Velden will take you on the most beautiful chocolate journey told through personal stories and recipes at www.luxechocolaterecipes.com.au or you could venture up to her exquisite chocolate shop – Josophan’s Fine Chocolates in Leura and King Street, Sydney for a tastebud adventure like no other.