Lisa Faulkner's chocolate mint biscuits recipe

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Lisa Faulkner's chocolate mint biscuits are the perfect treat with a cup of tea. They're really simple to make and taste delicious too

Makes10–12
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins plus chilling
Cost RangeCheap

Lisa Faulkner's chocolate mint biscuits are the perfect treat with a cup of tea. They're really simple to make and taste delicious too with a strong, peppermint and a rich dark chocolate flavour. The luxurious filling is made with double cream and dark chocolate, similar to a ganache.

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 225g cold butter, cubed

For the filling:

  • 180g dark chocolate
  • 160 ml double cream
  • 2-4 drops of peppermint extract
  • 1 egg yolk

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Method

  1. Sift the flour, icing sugar and cocoa powder into a food processor. Add a pinch of salt and the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and pulse again until the mixture comes together.
  2. Turn out on to a work surface and knead very gently to form a dough. Roll into a cylinder 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for about 30 minutes until firm.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4, and line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Cut the dough into 5 mm (¼ inch) slices and arrange on the baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven for 10–12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on the tray before transferring the biscuits to a wire rack.
  4. To make the filling, break the chocolate into very small pieces and set aside in a bowl. In a saucepan heat the cream until simmering then stir into the chocolate until smooth. Add a few drops of peppermint extract to taste and leave to cool. Spread a little of the filling onto the biscuits and sandwich together.
Top Tip for making Lisa Faulkner's chocolate mint biscuits

Store these biscuits in an airtight container for up to 2 days - if they last that long!

Lisa Faulkner is the actress turned celebrity chef who won series five of the popular BBC TV show, Celebrity Masterchef. Since winning the show in 2010, she has released five cookbooks full of homely recipes that have quickly become family favorites. Born in London, she started modelling at 15 and spent time in Paris before moving on to acting at 16 years old. Lisa went on to star in some of the most well loved soaps and TV dramas including Holby City, Spooks and EastEnders. Lisa has a daughter, 13-year old Billie who she adopted with her first husband Chris Coghill. Speaking openly about her daughter, Lisa has said adopting Billie was the best day of her life, “I’ll remember that day for the rest of my life. It’s the greatest privilege to be a mother and the greatest challenge of my life and one for which I’m so grateful. Seeing my daughter develop and learn is a miracle to me.” She split from Coghill in 2011 and married Masterchef Judge, John Torode in 2019 after seven years of dating. Many of Lisa’s recipes are inspired by her mother’s own cooking - “The wonderful aromas, the knife on the chopping board and her wedding ring tinkling against her glass rolling pin as she shaped pastry. Everything that she made was delicious, and to me she was just magic.” With this in mind, she curates wholesome flavours and family favourites like fish and chips (opens in new tab), leg of lamb (opens in new tab) and delicious blueberry muffins (opens in new tab) within her collections. This taste for family cooking she brings online to her social media (opens in new tab) channels, where she shares her secret to some of the most well-loved recipes out there and offers an insight into her life with husband John. If you’re looking for tasty and nourishing recipes for your family, we’re sure to have the Lisa Faulkner recipes you’ll need to be inspired in the kitchen.