Archive for December, 2008
I love Biscotti but I’ve never made it before. What turned me off was the baking it twice deal. However, I’ve recently began making my own coffee at home (instead of heading to my local coffee shop every morning) and there’s something really nifty about fresh coffee and a hunk of biscotti to dip it in.
3 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
5 Tbs Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tbs Instant coffee powder ( We used General Foods International Brand Cappuccino powder)
1/2 cup espresso chips
¾ cup hazelnuts (coarsely chopped)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (f) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Whisk together eggs and vanilla extract.
In a separate (large) bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, salt, and coffee powder. With mixer add egg mixture to flour and blend well. By hand, mix in espresso chips and hazelnuts.
Divide dough into two halves and turn onto lightly floured surface.Form into log (see photo). Place on prepared sheet and bake until logs are firm. This took me about 40 minutes but may take more (or less) time depending on the thickness of the logs. Don’t be worried if the espresso chips melt. I promise it wont leave a mess.
Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooking rack for about 20 minutes until cool.
On a cutting board, slice logs into ¾ ince wide pieces. Place slices back onto cookie sheet and bake another 10 to 15 minutes until crispy.
Cool on rack and store in an air-tight container.
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