Posted by Bee & John on July 6, 2011 at 1:13 AM
This was almost a bad post - these are SO so so nice! and super easy - we pigged out on them the first time I made them, we calmed down after that LOL
This was easy to make, except I found that the choc chips and nuts were a little hard to get mixed in. You can either use your spatula to help, or just put the mixture into a bowl and add the choc chips and nuts in yourself with a few quick stirs.
You really should take the mixture out of the bowl to spoon out anyway - using spoons in the Thermomix bowl isn't such a good idea.
- these are a soft biscuit. Don't try to slide them off the tray after they have been baked (picture of resulting crumbs below) - if you need the tray to do another batch, use baking paper and take the baking paper off the tray with the bikkies on them.
- When dunking them into coffee or tea - BE QUICK!!!
- they do spread a bit, so leave room
- The full batch makes about 60 bikkies - make only half if you don't want that many (but youuuuuuuu'llll be sooooooorrrry!)
HINT: I have tried these now using a variety of nuts - cashews or walnuts were really my favourite - but are softer than the almonds, don't chop for as long
HINT: exchange the vanilla essence for 2 tablespoons of instant coffee and use walnuts instead of almonds for a really yummy alternative
The crumbs are from bikkies I took off the tray too soon after baking