Recipe: Chocolate Catherine Wheels

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Delightful little cookies with a chocolatey rum flavour


  • 8 oz. (225g) self-raising flour
  • 4 oz. (9125g) caster sugar
  • 4 oz. (125g) soft margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. cocoa
  • 2 tsp. rum
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Pre-heat oven to 375F, Gas mark 5, 190C
    2. Cream together the soft margarine and sugar until light and fluffy
    3. From the egg, keep one dessertspoon of egg white and add the remaining egg to the margarine mixture
    4. Add the flour and knead to form a firm dough
    5. Divide the dough into two then add the cocoa to one part and rum to the other
    6. Knead both separately until the cocoa and rum have blended into the dough
    7. On a lightly floured board, roll out the dough to form to oblongs 12 inch (30cm) x 8 inch (20cm)
    8. Use the reserved egg white to brush the chocolate dough, cover with the rum dough and roll up the two pieces
    9. Wrap the dough roll in foil and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
    10. Cut into catherine wheels of a quarter inch (5mm) in thickness
    11. Arrange on a greased baking tray and cook in the pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly coloured


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