PureSpelt chocolate pine trees
for 60 biscuits
200 g of butter, soft
175 g of sugar
1 pinch of salt
50 g of dark chocolate, finely grated
350 g of PureSpelt half-white or white flour
50 g of Paidol (a type of very fine durum wheat semolina which helps the dough to rise).
1-2 bags of cake glaze, each 125 g, melted according to the instructions on the packet
Sugar pearls and stars for decoration
Stir the butter until peaks are formed. Add the sugar, salt and eggs, continue to stir until the mixture turns a light colour. mix together the grated chocolate, PureSpelt flour and the Paidol, add to the butter mixture and fold in to form a dough, do not knead. Wrap the dough in a clear kitchen film and leave it in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
Cut the dough into portions and roll out until it is 4-5 mm thick, return the rolled portions to the refrigerator.
Using a suitable form, cut out the pine trees according to taste and lay them on a baking tray covered with baking paper; return to the refrigerator until you are ready to bake them.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the middle of an oven preheated to 200°C. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
Brush the pine trees with the chocolate glaze or dip them into it. Decorate according to taste.
IG Dinkel, Judith Gmür-Stalder