Mocha melts

I need caffeine and chocolate! What better way than to combine it into Mocha form. Then to infuse this mocha flavour into a melting cookie. I’m in heaven just thinking about it!
Enjoy these and I’ll see you tomorrow friends!
Much love, D x

Shivaay Delights

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I do like a good cup of mocha coffee and wanted to capture this taste in a melting cookie. A bite size soft crumbly, melt in your mouth moment hit of caffeine followed by a hint of cocoa to give you the emotional comfort of chocolate! A very light biscuit that can be easily had as an after dinner sweet. I was really happy as I feel that it has captured mocha in it’s essence!

INGREDIENTS

200g unsalted butter room temp
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tbsp water
140g plain flour
60g icing sugar
110g corn starch
10g cocoa powder unsweetened

For the frosting

140g icing sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
Milk for thinning
Cocoa powder for dusting

METHOD

1. Mix the coffee granules with the water and combine, cream the coffee mixture and butter together well

2. Add the flour, icing sugar…

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Finally Sat Down & Had Cake!

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I have been looking for this café in the park for so long but today, together with my best friend we found it! 
As the sun came out,  we decided to meet up and take our little ones to the park.  Then after quite a bit of running around after them on the slide and swings we needed caffeine!

I opted for a mocha and a decadent piece of chocolate cake that I happened to have seen a little girl devouring in the café as we entered!  Perfect choice!  So soft and tasty… light and fluffy! It was just falling off of my fork. Just the right amount of chocolate in each layer.  Ummmm bliss!

I had to share this with you all my friends as firstly we found the café in the park!  and most importantly, I don’t remember the last time I actually got to sit down with wonderful company!  a soothing cup of coffee and a piece of chocolate cake all to myself! And not made by me!  What a treat! 🙂

Mocha melts

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I do like a good cup of mocha coffee and wanted to capture this taste in a melting cookie. A bite size soft crumbly, melt in your mouth moment hit of caffeine followed by a hint of cocoa to give you the emotional comfort of chocolate! A very light biscuit that can be easily had as an after dinner sweet. I was really happy as I feel that it has captured mocha in it’s essence!

INGREDIENTS

200g unsalted butter room temp
1 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tbsp water
140g plain flour
60g icing sugar
110g corn starch
10g cocoa powder unsweetened

For the frosting

140g icing sugar
3 tbsp unsalted butter room temp
1 tsp vanilla extract
Milk for thinning
Cocoa powder for dusting

METHOD

1. Mix the coffee granules with the water and combine, cream the coffee mixture and butter together well

2. Add the flour, icing sugar, cornstarch and cocoa, mix until a soft dough forms.
Put the dough in the fridge for an hour to firm up

3. Preheat oven to 180ºc/350ºf/gas mark 4. Take a little of the cookie dough and roll into bite size balls, lay them on a lined baking tray, repeat for the all of the dough

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4. Bake for 11 minutes and set aside to cool on the tray for a few minutes and then delicately remove and place on a cooling rack
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5. Mix all the icing ingredients and using the milk to thin out to a frosting consistency. Frost each cookie then dust with a little cocoa powder

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(Inspired by a recipe on “the view from great island”)