- 170g unsalted butter, softened
- 75 caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 250g plain flour
- Melted chocolate and writing icing, to decorate
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Beat the butter, sugar and a small pinch of salt together until evenly mixed. Add the egg yolk and stir to combine.
Add the flour and mix to make a stiff dough – start with a wooden spoon, then bring it together with your hands until just evenly mixed – you may need to add 1 tsp cold water. Pat into a block shape, cover with cling film, then chill for 30 minutes.
Between 2 sheets of cling film, roll out the pastry to about 50mm thick. Cut into tombstone shapes. Put on the baking trays.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool on the trays for at least 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack. (If you move them any sooner, they'll break).
Dip some in the melted chocolate and decorate with writing icing, adding funny messages such as Death by Chocolate.