They say, the way to man’s heart is through his stomach. For every special occasion, I’m at a crossroad contemplating what knick-knacks to give my husband. He’s such a minimalist and very anti-dust collector. Thankfully, he likes to eat…a lot, I should say. But he never gains weight! And that’s a flaw which will make me hate him forever! haha.
What better way to show him the love than to wake up a little early and bake homemade biscuits. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Chocolate Swirl Biscuits
Yield: 1 dozen
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 18 minutes
For the pastry crust:
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
For the filling:
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons sugar
4 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a medium bowl whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until blended.
3. Using fingers or a pastry blender, work butter into the dry ingredients until crumbly.
4. Add milk and stir with a fork until a loose, sticky dough forms.
5. 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).
6. Flour surface and hands more as necessary and use a floured rolling pin to roll the dough into a 13X11 inch rectangle.
7. Position the long side of the dough in front of you.
8. For the filling, spread softened butter over surface of dough. Sprinkle with sugar and cover with chopped chocolate.
9. Roll the dough up in a jelly roll fashion and cut the roll into 10-12 equal sections.
10. Place cut sections on prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
11. Bake for 18 minutes, or until biscuits are golden and puffed up.
12. Serve warm with butter.
Recipe adapted from Bakerella