Chocolate biskvi

"This recipe is submitted in response to a request. It comes from the Parhaat leivonnaiset cookbook."
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Ready In:
2hrs 50mins
30 cookies




  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Grate almond paste and mix with sugar and egg whites till light and fluffy.
  • Pipe the batter onto the parchment paper: make 30 round bases with a diameter of about 4 cm.
  • Smooth the bases with your finger if needed.
  • Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, preheat oven to 175 C.
  • After the 30 minutes, bake the cookie bases in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  • Let cool on the cookie sheet.
  • Filling: Mix the butter with sugar and vanilla sugar till light and fluffy using an electric mixer.
  • Add egg yolks one at the time, mixing after each addition.
  • Dissolve instant coffee into hot water and add the coffee mixture to the butter mixture.
  • Spread the filling on the bottom of the baked cookie bases (i. e. flip them around), making pretty, rounded heaps.
  • Transfer the cookies into the fridge or freezer for the filling to set.
  • The setting will take about 15 minutes in the freezer and about 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Frosting: melt the chocolate with the coconut butter on top of a double boiler.
  • Dip the cookies 1-2 times in the chocolate mixture so that the frosting is covered.
  • If you need to dip them more than once, let the chocolate set before dipping again.
  • Chocolate biskvi will keep 6-8 days in the fridge and about 3 months in the freezer.
  • If you want a fancier presentation, pipe the frosting on the cookie bases in decorative designs.

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  1. Biskvi is amazing, i tried it last week in Sweden and i'm going to try this recipe very soon!
  2. OMG, stormylee, in the sweet tooth recipe department you are no slacker. This is a definite keeper for those of us who like 'konditorei' . That's the confectioner's art. I used Palmin for the coconut butter, right? Anyway it worked. Now I will have to hide some and put them in the freezer to confirm the 'freezability', but I suspect it is as you say. How could it not be with this high fat content. LOL.



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