by Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC
An 18th century recipe for Chocolate Biscuits. Here at Old Salem Museums & Gardens we make them with American Heritage® Chocolate and it adds the best chocolate flavor!
18th Century Recipe:
Take half a pound of almonds, prepare them as we said in page 231, when you take them out of the stove, and they are quite dry pound them in a mortar with half the white of an egg, when they are well pounded put them in a plate and take two ounces of chocolate, which you melt in a small pan over a very gentle fire; when it is melted put it in your paste of almonds, mixing well the whole with a spoon. When all is well mixed, add the white of an egg and sugar, till you feel your paste is a little thick, and that it does not stick to the fingers, then proceed as before.
21st century adaptation:
1/2 lb of good quality almond paste
1/3 cup grated American Heritage® Chocolate
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon of sugar
Stir almond paste and melted chocolate together. Beat the egg whites until foamy and stir into the almond mixture.
Drop cookies with a teaspoon onto parchment lined cookie sheet or roll mixture into a log and cut into 1/4" slices. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Let cool.