Choca Mocha biscuits to curb that 4pm sugar craving
During the Jewish festival of Passover – where we don’t eat bread or anything with flour in it, there seem to be a lot of very sweet treats. Cinnamon balls and Macaroons are particular traditional favourites and I have to say are a bit – ever so moreish!
I wanted to come up with a new recipe and in true Emma fashion, I adapted a recipe that I’d tried and wanted to change just a smidgen. These Choca Mocha biscuits are fantastic for the Passover as they’re made with chopped almonds instead of flour. Some people don’t like to use baking powder during the festival but I say it’s okay. It’s a personal choice.
I usually make these with cocoa powder – but I’d run out after the triple egg free chocolate cake baking so I swapped in some melted dark chocolate and discovered a really moist biscuit. I won’t be going back again but if you prefer you can swap out the chocolate for cocoa powder. I won’t tell!
Because these have coffee in them as well as the chocolate they have real punch. The first batch I made I used one tbsp of instant coffee and they were really strong. I prefer them a bit more subtle but again you might like them stronger.
So happy Pesach and Chag Samaeach and eat up. It’s 4pm and the sugar cravings are creeping in!