Bitter after Dinner Bites

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Small Biscuits
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Vegetarian Kitchen

By Prue Leith and Peta Leith

Published 2019

  • About

These are very grown-up chocolate biscuits – dark and intensely cocoa-y, with a crunchy topping of demerara sugar to make them just sweet enough. This recipe makes a lot, but they freeze brilliantly, so it’s worth keeping a roll of raw dough in the freezer for next time the need strikes.


  • 120 g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 130


  1. Cream the butter and caster sugar together in a bowl just until smooth, then add the flour, cocoa powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Mix to form a crumbly dough, then add the milk and stir to incorporate.
  2. Mix in the dark chocolate, and stir just enough to distribute it evenly through the dough. Do not work the dough any more than necessary.
  3. Roll th