I’ll do anything for a good shower

I made arrangements to borrow the use of the shower at my friends house last night (it’s a bit of a long story that involves my house and the unfortunate coupling of vast amounts of water and a light fitting eek!). As a good house guest I didn’t want to turn up empty handed so I rushed home from work and knocked up a batch of chewy chocolate biscuits, which my cousin recently gave me the recipe for. They came with a warning of extreme moreish-ness!

I managed to get in at 6.05pm, bake and run back out the door with a box of freshly baked chocolate biscuits by 7pm. They were amazingly simple and I can vouch for the fact that they are delicious and as moreish beyond belief!!

Chewy Chocolate Biscuits

4 egg whites

285g icing sugar

115g cocoa powder

2tbsp plain flour

1tsp instant coffee

1tbsp water

115g finely chopped walnuts

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper in preparation.

Beat the egg whites until frothy. Sift the sugar, cocoa, flour and coffee into the whites, add the water and continue beating on a low speed to blend, then on a high speed for a few minutes until the mixture thickens. Fold in the walnuts with a spatula. Place generous spoonfuls 1 inch apart of the baking sheets.

Bake until firm and cracked on top but soft on the inside (approx 12-15 minutes). I decided the only way to check the inside was to sample one early – it’s a tough life 🙂

Transfer to a rack to cool and then try not to eat them all at once!

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