Christmas sablé biscuits with spiced hot chocolate
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INGREDIENTS
500 g Ground almonds
450 g Icing sugar
5 whole Egg white(s)
13 g Ground cinnamon
20 ml kirsch
200 g Caster sugar
300 g Dark chocolate
1 whole Star anise
300 ml Semi-skimmed milk
300 ml Double cream
1 whole Cinnamon stick(s)
1 whole Vanilla pod(s)
 

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DIRECTIONS
01
For the sable biscuits : Sift the icing sugar

02
Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks with an electric whisk

03
Add half of the icing sugar, a little at a time

04
Set aside a cupful of this mixture to use as decoration

05
Add half of the ground almonds, the cinnamon and the kirsch to the egg white mixture

06
Add the rest of the ground almonds and use your hands to form the pastry

07
Cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour

08
Sprinkle caster sugar onto your work surface and then roll the pastry to a thickness of 1cm

09
Use shaped pastry cutters to cut out your Christmas biscuits and decorate with the beaten egg white and icing sugar

10
Rest the biscuits at room temperature for 12 hours

11
Preheat the oven to 160°C and then bake your biscuits for 7 to 8 minutes

12
Be careful not to burn the decoration

13
The biscuits should be soft when you remove them from the oven

14
Place the biscuits on a cooling rack to cool

15
For the spiced hot chocolate : Split the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds

16
Break the chocolate into pieces

17
Place the milk, cream, sugar, spices and the vanilla pod and seeds in a saucepan and bring to the boil

18
Pass the liquid through a sieve and then pour over the chocolate

19
Mix gently to melt and incorporate the chocolate

20
Serve immediately.

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