Kewra and Coco Biscuits
KAWA AND COCOA BLEND:
- 50 grams roasted coffee beans
- 30 grams cocoa nibs
- 20 grams ground Vietnamese cinnamon
- 10 grams Sichuan peppercorns
- 5 grams whole cloves
- Kewra and Coco Biscuits:
- 226 grams unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 110 grams granulated sugar
- 30 grams confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
- 4 grams kewra water
- 300 grams all-purpose flour
- 55 grams unsweetened coconut, finely ground
- 3 grams Cancale N.11 spice blend (or a pinch each fleur de sel, orange zest, ground fennel seed)
- 2 egg yolks
- 350 grams praline paste
Combine the flour, coconut, spice blend, and the reserved kawa and cocoa blend in a medium mixing bowl.
Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until a sand-like texture is achieved.
Add the egg yolks one at a time and mix until the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.
Divide the dough into 3 equal parts.
Lay 1 of the pieces of dough in between two pieces of parchment and roll it out until it is 1/8-inch thick. Repeat with the remaining pieces and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Cut out as many biscuits as you can from each dough sheet using a 1-inch cookie cutter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet about 1/4 inch apart. You can roll out all of the dough scraps and cut out more biscuits.
Bake the biscuits until they are a light golden color, about 10 minutes. Let them cool on the baking sheet.
Once the biscuits have cooled completely, pipe a little of the praline paste onto the center of one biscuit and place a second one on top. Push down slightly on the top biscuit. Dust with some confectioners' sugar and a little bit of the cocoa and kawa blend. Repeat with the remaining biscuits.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
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