Tea biscuits with persimmon and chocolate flakes

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The other day I was going through a farmers market in our neighborhood, I saw some persimmons and I felt (a lot) nostalgic for the Greek warm autumns and their juicy fruits. So, I definitely had to do something with these persimmons.And since, here in Amsterdam, I am a self-proclaimedambassador of every flavor of teas, I thought that it would be nice to make some persimmon biscuits. Because, we all know that the tea-biscuits combination is a love at first site.

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Ingredients (make 20-22):

:: 250 gr. of raising flour

:: half of the baking powder portion

:: 50 gr. butter

:: 2 persimmons

:: 50 gr. chocolate flakes/sprinkles

:: 100 gr. brown sugar

:: 1 egg

:: a little cinnamon

:: 1/4 teaspoon salt


Peel the persimmons and chop them finely. In a bowl mix all the ingredients (except the flour) to create a uniform mass. And then slowly add the flour. Your dough should be neither too damp, nor too dry. Allow it to stay for half and hour in the refrigerator and at the same time preheat the oven to 150 °C.

Make small balls and press to make them flat. Place them on a baking pan, covered with baking sheet and bake them for 10' at 150 °C and for more 10' at 180 °C to become even more more crunchy externally.

Make a big cup of tea, roll under a blanket, sprinkle the biscuits with a little more cinnamon and enjoy them while warm!

For more recipes, you can find all of them here and choose one depending on the ingredients or type of meal you want. Happy cooking! :)

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

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She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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