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HELP-Crumbly Biscuits

The The Bakers Dozen: HELP-Crumbly Biscuits
By Emily Wicks` on Tuesday, May 08, 2001 - 05:19 pm: Edit

I have a chocolate shortcake recipe that is wonderful except for one thing. The biscuit is extremly crumbly when it cools and almost impossible to cut. Any suggestions? Recipe follows:

3 qt. AP Flour
3 cups Sugar
2 cups Cocoa Powder
2 Tblsp. Baking powder
1 Tblsp. Baking soda
1 1/4 cups Butter, chilled and cut into pieces
2 lb. Chocolate Chips
6 cups Heavy Cream

Sift Dry ingredients. Cut in butter untill dry mixture has a course texture, like cornmeal. Mix in chocolate chips. Add creamy slowly and mix until dough forms moist clump.

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By momoreg on Wednesday, May 09, 2001 - 06:58 am: Edit

Try reducing your flour first by 1 cup, and if it's still crumbly, reduce it by another cup, and so on, until you reach the desired consistency.

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