Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti 3

Ingredients:

                         Whole almonds          --   3/4 cup
                         Granulated white sugar --   2/3 cup
                         Eggs                                 --   2 large
                        Pure vanilla extract   --   1 tsp
                        Baking powder            --   1 tsp
                        Salt                                   --   1/4 tsp
                       All-purpose flour        --   1 3/4 cups 
                       Semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate  --   4 ounces (chips or chop into small pieces)

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Preparation of Biscotti:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).  Toast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant.  Let cool and then chop coarsely.  Set aside.

Line a baking sheet with parchment/foil paper.  Set aside.

Beat the sugar and eggs on high speed until thick and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix well. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to the egg mixture and beat until combined.  Fold in the chopped almonds and chocolate.

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Transfer the dough to your parchment lined baking sheet and form into a log. You may have to dampen your hands to form the log or fold the foil/parchment paper, as the dough is quite sticky. Bake for 25 minutes, or until firm to the touch.  Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

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Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).  Transfer the log to a cutting board and cut into 3/4 inch (2 cm) slices, on the diagonal.  Place the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. 

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Bake for about 10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from oven and let cool.  Store in an airtight container.

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Makes about 16 biscotti.

Recipe source: Joy of Baking

39 comments:

  1. This looks inviting and yummy...

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  2. This looks perfect....love this..

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  3. Chocolate almond biscotti looks crispy and yummy.

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  4. Biscotti looks very crispy and perfect for evening tea...nice pics.

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  5. They look delicious ~ bet you can't eat just one :)
    The last click is fantastic!
    US Masala

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  6. looks yummy.........nd nice clicks........

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  7. Nitha biscotti is surely looking gud.......

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  8. Looks fabulous!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. That's a cute shape. quite used to seeing them in round forms. Nice clicks.

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  10. Perfectly baked biscottis looks awesome

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  11. Biscottis looks super addictive,prefect and marvellous..

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  12. have always wanted 2 try out a biscotti...will keep this recipe in mind next time im proactive

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  13. Perfect with a cup of tea..adipoli aayituntu,thanks for sharing dear.

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  14. Adipoli, nitha. njan ethu undaknam ennu karuthy erikayrunu actually, kidilan tto..

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  15. Wow Yummy & irresistable biscotti.

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  16. They have come out so crispy and yummy just like the way I love them to be:)

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  17. Perfect to snack on anytime. Looks so crispy and delicious.

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  18. Hi Nitha, try adding grated lemon peel of half lemon. It will give a nice flavour..:)
    -cyna

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  19. Adipoli ayittundallo!!! nicely captured too

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  20. i have been wanting to bake biscotti for months now...looks great!

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  21. Biscotti looks so yummy .. perfect and crisp .. pictures are eye-catching.

    I am going to follow you to keep in touch.

    Do visit me as time permits.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  22. Those biscottis look scrumptious!

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  23. Beautiful clicks and looks yummy!

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  24. Delicious! This biscotti with some coffee will be so good. Nice pictures.

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  25. These Biscottis are made to perfection - Simply superb!

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  26. Biscotti perfect aayittundu NItha..Clicksum adipoli!! Njanum ee recipe bookmark cheythittundu..Ethinu mumbu almond biscotti undkaki nokkiyittu hard aayi poyirunnu..Ethu eni try cheythu nokkanam..

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  27. Biscottis look so good! Lovely clicks too..

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  28. wow...too tempting n to good..awesome presentation Nitha..

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

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  29. Gosh ! your last click looks amazing. Looks so crisp and perfectly baked. following u for more such recipes

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  30. This is one of my fav biscotiis :-) adipoli aayittundu Nitha

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  31. The biscotis look so good. Love your clicks.

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