Cake & Cookie Recipes > Chocolate and Lemon Pinwheels

How to make chocolate and lemon pinwheels:
Delicious, colourful little biscuits flavoured with dark chocolate and lemon zest.


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/3 cups caster/superfine sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 cups plain/all purpose flour
1 oz dark chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
grated rind of 1 lemon
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- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add the beaten egg to the creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Sieve the flour into the creamed mixture.
- Mix until a soft dough is formed.
- Transfer half of the dough to another bowl and beat in the cooled melted chocolate.
- Stir the grated lemon rind into the other half of the dough.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the 2 pieces of the dough to form equal rectangles.
- Lay the lemon dough on top of the chocolate dough.
- Roll up the dough tightly into a sausage shape.
- Leave the dough to chill in the refrigerator about 1/2 hour.
- Cut the roll into about 40 slices, place them on greased baking trays.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 190 degrees C for about 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Transfer the pinwheels to a wire rack and leave to cool completely before serving.