Monday, October 4, 2010

Easy Chocolate Turnovers

My Mom and Mother-in-law make fantastic tea biscuits - always high and delicious! My husband, however, will be the first to tell that my tea biscuits have never received the same high grades - even when I use their recipes. Secretly, I wonder if they left out some special ingredient in the recipes they gave me in order to sabotage my efforts - like Marie did on Everybody Loves Raymond when Deborah tried to make on of her recipes!

This recipe allows me to come into my own on the tea biscuit front because they've magically turned into chocolate turnovers! This tea biscuit recipe is sweetened up with the addition of whatever chocolate you have on hand. I used chocolate medallions (2 per turnover) in the photo below and in the 1st photo I used nutella! I think adding raspberry jam to the chocolate will be my next turnover adventure.

2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup of nutella or your favorite chocolate, (chopped if using normal chocolate)

2 tbsp sugar
1 egg yolk

What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  3. Cut in shortening with pastry lender or 2 knives until crumbly.
  4. Pour all of milk into bowl and stir with a fork. Do not over mix. The dough will be soft and sticky.
  5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface.
  6. Knead 8 times.
  7. Roll dough into 16 x 8 inch rectangle.
  8. Cut into 8 four-inch squares.
  9. Divide your chocolate among squares and place just off centre of squares.
  10. Fold the dough over to produce triangles.
  11. Pinch dough to seal triangles.
  12. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes.


  1. These sound so easy and delicious, my favorite type of recipe! Thanks

  2. What a lovely recipe..and blog! I'm so happy that I stumbled upon your post tonight. I enjoyed reading about the philosophy behind your blog...memories and family are so interconnected with food! These chocolate turnovers look like a simple and delicious treat. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Good lord...anything that oozes melty chocolate gets my attention. I LOVE chocolate croissants, but THESE I could acutally make at home!

  4. Oh My! Looks heavenly! I love the oozy chocolate!

  5. This chocolate turn over looks so yummy and ready to eat as I am reading it and drooling over it.

  6. The ingredients are so few and simple, and the turnovers look so incredibly elegant. Such an amazing recipe, I will definitely be giving this a try in the near/immediate future :)

  7. Your photo is so delicious looking. This recipe looks easy enough to give a try. Thank you for sharing.

  8. These look delicious, first I have to say I am definitely not a fan of Nutella. I can add my own homemade chocolate so problem solved. I am going to try these. Thanks for sharing. I do love any kind of pain au chocolate.