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BEARS PAWS RECIPE FOR CHILDREN

Bears Paws biscuits
Bears Paws biscuits

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 warm melted chocolate.

INGREDIENTS

75g /3oz dark chocolate

75g /3oz white chocolate

100g / 4oz ground almonds

75g / 3oz caster sugar

2 egg whites

1 lemon

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

25g / 1oz caster sugar (coating)

PREPARATION TIME: 25 minutes
 
COOKING TIME: 15 minutes
 
DIFFICULTY: Easy
 
FREEZE: No
 
SERVINGS: 15
 
EQUIPMENT: Food mixer to whisk egg whites. Small amount of non-stick baking paper.

RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Finely chop or grate the dark chocolate.
 
We cheated and used a food blender.
 
Grate the rind of the lemon. Only lightly grate the surface to remove the "zest" of the lemon surface.
 
Turn the oven on now to Fan 150°C / 170°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper.

Chopped dark chocolate
Chopped dark chocolate

STEP 2

Add the dark chocolate, grated lemon rind, ground almonds and cinnamon to largish bowl and mix the ingredients with a spoon.

Whisk the egg whites until they turn stiff.

Mixing ingredients
Mixing ingredients

STEP 3

Add the 75g of sugar to the whisked eggs, a tablespoon at a time, while continuing to whisk the mixture.

Add the chocolate mixture into the egg whites and stir in well.

Whisked eggs
Whisked egg whites

STEP 4

Take a small amount of the mixture, a tablespoons worth, and coat it in some of the remaining sugar. As you coat it, roll it roughly into a ball. Gently press it into a tablespoon to form a paw shape.

Ready for baking
Before baking

STEP 5

Bake the biscuits in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and place them on a wire rack to cool. Melt the white chocolate in a bowl placed in hot water.

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.

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