Chocolate and Citrus Wheels

Use either lemons or oranges for this citrussy recipe. I haven't tried it with limes yet, but I think it might be nice.

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preheated oven, 190 C or 375 F or Gas Mark 5



  1. Grease and flour baking trays.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually add the beaten egg to the creamed mixture. Beat well after each addition.
  4. Sieve the flour into the creamed mixture and mix until you get a soft dough.
  5. Transfer half of the dough to another bowl and beat in the cooled melted chocolate.
  6. Stir the grated citrus rind into the other half of the plain dough.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the 2 pieces of dough to form rectangles of the same size.
  8. Lay the citrus dough on top of the chocolate dough.
  9. Roll up the dough tightly into a sausage shape. A sheet of baking parchment can help.
  10. Leave the dough to chill in the refrigerator.
  11. Cut the roll into about 40 slices and place them on the baking trays.
  12. Bake in a preheated oven 190C 375F GM5 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
  13. Transfer the pinwheels to a wire rack and leave to cool completely before serving.
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