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Friday, October 12, 2007

CHOCOLATE PISTACHIO FINGERS


Ingredients :

Butter/Margarine - 3/4 Cup
Sugar - 1/3 Cup + 2 Tbsp
Almond Paste - 1/3 Cup
All Purpose Flour - 1 2/3 Cup
Semisweet Chocolate Chips - 1 Cup
Finely Chopped Pistachios - 1/2 Cup

Method :
1) Preheat the oven to 350 Degree F.Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease and dust with flour.
2) Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl until blended.I have added 2 extra Tbsp of sugar since I found it not sufficient.Add almond paste and egg yolk;beat until light.
3) Blend in flour to make a smooth dough.(If dough too soft to handle, cover and refrigerate until firm)
4) Turn out into lightly floured board.Divide in to 8 equal pieces;divide each piece in half.Roll each half into a 12 inch rope;cut each rope in to 2 inch lengths.
5) Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges just begin to brown.Remove to wire racks to cool.
6) To give the elegant finish,melt chocolate chips in small bowl over hot water.Stir until smooth.Dip both ends of cookies about 1/2 inch into melted chocolate,then dip the chocolate ends into pistachios.Place on waxed paper;let stand until chocolate is set.
Yummy,chocolate pistachio fingers are ready to be munched any time.

Recipe Source : Choclate Lover's cookies & Brownies by Beekman House



16 comments:

Suganya said...

Why are the photos blue? Did you forget to turn off the tungsten balance?

Happy cook said...

They indeed looks like fingers.
They must be very nice with the nuts

Ann said...

Hi Ms Ruchi - you have some of the most aunthentic and different recipes out there, thanks so much for posting them!!!!! I especially like your non-veg fare.
BTW - I don't know if it is my browser settings, some of your recent photos are showing up with a very purple/blue color - sometimes, I cannot make out the dish.

Viji said...

Yah,the seem bluish b'coz of the bright sunlight and the reflection of my plate.:-(

Viji said...

Yah happy cook they were really good.And especially my kid liked it a lot :-) Good for kids,they enjoy it with all nuts and choclate.

Viji said...

Thanks Ann.I'm very happy to know u liked the recipes in my blog.Do try them and give the feed back.I will try to look in to the problem u mentioned,thanks again.

Rina said...

Nice recipe, Indeed kids will eat up the fingers

Viji said...

Thanks Rina,Yah for sure kids will love it :-)

Hima said...

Those are looking cool girl. Something different.

Viji said...

Thanks Hima.Yah something new I tried and everybody liked it.

Mansi Desai said...

Viji,

that looks like a great recipe! but I was so hoping to see the chocolate and green pistachio color!!: but seriously, they look cute and tasty!

btw, I'm hosting AFAM-Peach for October, so hope u have time to send something in...and also update this in your event calendar here!

Viji said...

Thanks Manasi.Ohhh I'm really sorry for all u out there,I dont know what went wrong with the pictures.Before I post,all the pictures were so clear and nice.after posting,i dont know whats the problem.I'm so soory for all of you,who are watching it.
For the AFAM,hope i will be able to participate,thanks for reminding me.

Tee said...

I am loving these rolls, Viji...good recipe!

TBC said...

The recipe sounds really great. I like anything which has chocolate in it:-)

Viji said...

Thanks Tee :-)

Viji said...

Thanks tbc :-)