Chocolate Swirl Biscuits

Chocolate swirl biscuits [1]

Make these in the morning. You’ll be glad you did.

I was flipping through some of my cookbooks the other day and became mesmerized by a recipe for these biscuits from the book Deep Dark Chocolate [2]. It’s filled with decadent recipes using dark chocolate. And with a title like that I would normally go for something all chocolate, super rich and fudgy. And I almost always pick a recipe accompanied by a photo. I’m very visual and like to see what I’m in for before hand. This one didn’t have a photo with it, but it still captivated me.

Swirled chocolate in a biscuit.

I’m all in.

These are pretty quick to make. You can have one in your tummy in no time.

Chopping Chocolate [3]

Chopped dark chocolate.

Get it. Get it good.

Flour and butter [4]

Beginnings of the biscuits.

Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and buttah.

Working dough [5]

Stir in some milk and the dough will start to come together.

Biscuit Dough [6]

Flour your work surface and hands and form the sticky dough into a ball that you can then start to flatten and roll.

Rolling [7]

Roll into a rectangular shape.

buttered [8]

Spread some softened butter on top.

sugared [9]

Sprinkle with a bit of sugar.

Dark Chocolate [10]

And a little chocolate. Just a little. ; )

Rolling up biscuits [11]

And roll it up all jelly roll style for chocolaty swirls.

Cutting biscuit dough [12]

Then cut the roll into equal sections.

Biscuits about to bake [13]

Like so. Maybe smaller chocolate chunks would have made my swirls more distinct.

That’s ok. I’m good with over-the-top chocolate.

Chocolate filled biscuits [14]

Umm… yeah. Totally fine with that.

Eat them warm from the oven.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits [15]

Warm with a little melted butter. Yes, please.

Bitten [16]

A yummy way to start the day.

Chocolate Morning Biscuits

Dough

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
3/4 cup whole milk

Filling
3 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped

Topping (optional)
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon whole milk
sugar for sprinkling

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended.
  • Using fingers or a pastry blender, work butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
  • Add milk and stir with a fork until a loose, sticky dough forms.
  • Turn dough out on a floured work surface. Flour your hands and form dough into a ball. Then gently knead it several times (8-10).
  • Flour surface and hands more as necessary and use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 13X11 inch rectangle.
  • Position the long side of the dough in front of you.
  • For the filling, spread softened butter over surface of dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cover with chopped chocolate.
  • Roll the dough up in a jelly roll fashion and cut the roll into 10-12 equal sections.
  • Place cut sections on parchment covered baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Add topping if desired. Mix egg yolk and milk together and brush on tops. Then sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until biscuits are golden and puffed up.
  • Serve warm with butter.

Recipe from Deep Dark Chocolate [2] with permission from Chronicle Books.

Chocolate Swirl Biscuits [17]

Enjoy and have a good morning!


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[2] Deep Dark Chocolate: http://www.amazon.com/Deep-Dark-Chocolate-Sara-Perry/dp/0811860892

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