Bears roam wild in the Czech Republic and they are the inspiration for this recipe. The
chocolate, almonds and cinnamon give these biscuits a delightful taste. Kids can do much of
the preparation and they will love dipping the biscuits in the melted chocolate.
Remember to supervise your children whilst they are
THE INGREDIENTS 75g /3oz dark chocolate
75g /3oz white chocolate
100g / 4oz ground almonds
75g / 3oz caster sugar
2 egg whites
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
25g / 1 oz caster sugar (coating)
YOU - Finely chop or grate the dark chocolate.
We cheated and used a food blender.
Grate the rind of the lemon.
Turn the oven on now to 170°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3. Line a baking tray with
non-stick baking paper.
CHILD - Add the chocolate, grated
lemon rind, ground almonds and cinnamon to largish bowl and mix the ingredients with
YOU - whisk the egg whites until they turn stiff.
YOUR CHILD -
Add the sugar to the whisked eggs, a tablespoon at a time while the adult continues
to whisk the mixture.
the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and stir in well.
YOUR CHILD and YOU - take a small
amount of the mixture, a tablespoons worth, and coat it in the remaining sugar. As
you coat it, roll it roughly into a ball. Gently press it into a tablespoon to form
a paw shape.
Bake the biscuits in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and place them on a rack to
cool. Melt the remaining half of the chocolate in a bowl placed in hot water. YOUR CHILD -
Dip the cooked biscuits in the warm chocolate.
The chocolate can take some time to solidify, so if you are in a hurry
put them in the fridge for 20 minutes.
THESE BEAR PAWS ARE REALLY
SO TAKE YOUR TIME AND DON'T BE HASTY.