looky what I got…
First order of business….making biscotto:
they may not be extremely photogenic, but they taste out of this world!! I was never a biscotti fan, however–these are softer than the norm (I cook them less time), and the double chocolate-walnut flavor is simply hard to resist!!! The perfect combination of sweet and savory 🙂
Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons Earth Balance Butter, softened
1 Cup Natural Sweetener of Choice (evaporated cane juice, raw sugar, agave, etc)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon Powdered Sugar (to sprinkle on top)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flours, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl, set aside. In separate bowl beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs one at a time just to combine. Slowly start to add the flour mixture to the cream mixture while beating until a soft dough forms. Stir in walnuts and chocolate chips.
With floured hands, separate dough evenly and create two logs that are 12 inches in length and 2 inches in width and place on a parchment covered cookie sheet (or greased cookie sheet). Bake for about 28 minutes, then take out and let it cool for 5 minutes. Slice the biscotti diagonally into 3/4 inch slices and place back into the oven for 5-7 minutes. Keep in air tight container. You can freeze these for up to 1 month, refrigerate up to a week.
They make GREAT gifts!
These were a HIT last Christmas, everyone was asking for my recipe…so that’s gotta tell you something 😉
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
We got a lot of this stuff done:
still a few things to go, and some food and cleaning to do before our dinner on Thursday! I am not sure how much blogging I will get done this week…hopefully one or two more before Xmas. If not, Happy Holidays to all 🙂
What are you making for the holidays?
How to you prepare/time-manage without getting over-stressed?
Have a great day!!