Oh boy, these Chocolate Royals are “just like a bought one”. This recipe is easy, if you do it in steps. I’ve used my Thermomix (as you do, when you own one) because it’s a doddle (ie. easy) to make stuff like this.
First of all you need to start by making the biscuit base. This is an easy recipe and pretty good on it’s own if you’re looking for a plain sugar cookie.
The next step is to add that little dot of jam on the base and pipe the marshmallow on top. I piped the jam dot then the marshmallow straight over the top. Marshmallow can be a tricky thing to master when piping, you need to get it just at the right texture. Too warm and it will run out of your bag, too cool and it will be setting as you try to pipe. Read my tips and you’ll be making Chocolate Royals in no time 🙂
Chocolate Royals Recipe
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For the Cookies:
- 240 g plain flour
- 20 g cornflour (cornstarch)
- 1 tsp flaked salt or ½ tsp fine salt
- 100 g caster sugar (fine sugar)
- 110 g unsalted butter
- 1 Large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the marshmallow:
- 20 g gelatin powder no flavour
- 70 g water for the gelatine
- 100 g water for the sugar
- 200 g sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
For the Cookie Base:
- Set the oven to 160°C fan (320°C) and prepare 2 or 3 flat baking trays. I use good quality non-stick USA brand cookie sheets no need to use anything on these although if you don't have good quality non stick sheet just line with baking paper.
- Weigh all the dry ingredients into your Thermomix Bowl. MC in, set for 3 seconds/speed 5.
- Weigh the cold cubed butter into the Thermomix bowl. MC in, set for 10 seconds/speed 5.
- Your mix should look like very fine bread crumbs at this stage. If not, scrape and lift any mixture stuck to the base of the bowl and mix for a further 3 seconds/speed 5.
- Add the egg and vanilla to the TM bowl, mix for 5 seconds/speed 5, scrape and lift and repeat if necessary. It should look like large crumbs now if your butter was cold enough.
- Remove the mix from the TM bowl, and bring together by hand. Roll out into a plastic sheet or silpat mat. Cut into desired shapes. I used a 42mm round cookie cutter for mine.
- Set them on flat baking trays and bake until you start to see the first signs of colour. This only takes around 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before going on. You can pop them fairly close together on the trays, this cookie mix won't move much. 3cm (1inch) apart is plenty of room
For the topping:
- In a small bowl, add the 20g gelatin and 70g tap water then set aside for 5 – 10 mins, allowing the gelatin to bloom. (ie. the gelatin will soak up all the water and soften)
- Add 100 g of water, sugar and vanilla to the TM bow and set for 10 mins/100°C/speed 2
- Add the gelatin/water mix to the TM bowl and set for 1.5 mins/100°C/speed 2
- With the MC out, and with the butterfly in set to mix for 15mins/speed 3. Allowing the mix to cool to around 50°C before continuing to whip creating air bubbles. Keep adjusting the time until the marshmallow has formed and is thick and pipable.
- See my tips if you accidently let it cool too much and set.
Ok, so who’s going to own up to what we used to do with these when we were kids? LOL