Walnut & Coffee Biscuits

21 Dec

I love the flavour of coffee but for many years I have avoided drinking it because the caffeine seems to make me feel jittery and nauseas. To satisfy my coffee craving I made some walnut and coffee biscuits that really hit the spot.

1 1/4 cup plain flour

125g cold butter

2 tablespoons white sugar

60g walnuts

2 teaspoons coffee powder

2 teaspoons boiling water

1 egg yolk

Caster sugar for dusting

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, add the white sugar and rub the butter through until you achieve fine crumbs. Mix the coffee powder with boiling water and stir to dissolve completely. Blend the walnuts in a food processor until they are fine and add them to the crumb mixture with the coffee and egg yolk. Stir well and put in the fridge for around 30mins.

Preheat the oven to 200ºc. Take 2 teaspoons of mix and firmly press and roll it together until it forms a ball. Roll the ball into a 5cm stick using your hands and then shape it into a crescent. This process shouldn’t take long, you don’t need to over work the dough. Place on a non-stick baking tray and into the oven for 12mins. The biscuits will be soft when cooked, so gently transfer them to a platter to cool and then dust with the desired amount of caster sugar.

These biscuits will become crumbly like shortbread as they cool and they are perfect for anyone who doesn’t like sickly sweet desserts. The walnuts and coffee lend a slight bitterness which is the perfect savoury touch. If you want a sweeter biscuit, simply dust heavily with caster sugar or vanilla sugar.

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