Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chocolate Biscotti

This recipe is originally from the Cook Yourself Thin show, the original can be found here, or in the
Cook Yourself Thin Cookbook. Below is my slightly modified version.

Chocolate Biscotti

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup finely ground almonds
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup dried fruit or nuts of your choice
Melted chocolate for drizzling (I prefer white chocolate for the drizzling)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and arrange a rack in the center of the oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together flour, ground almonds, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

3. Beat egg and sugar with a handheld or standing mixer on medium-high speed until pale and thick, about 5 minutes. Beat in vanilla and almond extracts. Reduce speed to low, and gradually add flour mixture. Beat until no traces of flour remain. Stir in fruit or nuts. The dough will be very wet and sticky.

4. Scrape the dough onto the prepared baking sheet, forming a thick line in the center. Wet your hands and pat dough into a 9-x-3-inch rectangle. Bake until puffed and dry to the touch, about 25 minutes. Cool on pan for 15 minutes; keep oven on. Peel off parchment and carefully transfer rectangle to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices.

5. Lay slices flat on unlined baking sheet, and bake until dry, about 10 minutes. Flip slices and bake for 10 minutes more. Let cool completely. Cookies will crisp as they cool.

6. Drizzle with melted chocolate if desired (like it wouldn't be desired)

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Family Fitness Files said...

Yumm! Sounds great. Wish I had some right now to enjoy with my coffee. I love making treats to share and will definitely try this.

The Redhead Riter said...

One of my favs

Enjoy a Tremendous Thursday!!!