Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chocolate Walnut Biscotti | Tasty Tuesday

Today I'm sharing a wonderful recipe that would make a tasty Valentine's Day treat!  

No, it's not for dogs (though Jeffie, Rudy and Rosie do their best to to get a taste.)  

Fabulous with coffee or tea, these are just perfectly crunchy.

Without further ado, here's one of our favorite recipes.


Chocolate Walnut Biscotti


Ingredients:
2 cups flour
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 bablespoon vanilla
2 to 3 teaspoons flour
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
Sugar - if desired

Drizzle
1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening or butter


Directions: * Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine 2 cups flour, walnuts, baking poweder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl;  set aside.

* Beat sugar and eggs in a large bowl at medium-high speed until thick and lemon colored.  Add butter and vanilla.  Continue beating until well mixed.  Reduce speed to low.  Beat, gradually adding lour mixture and scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

* Turn dough onto lightly floured surface (dough will be soft and sticky).  Sprinkle dough lightly with 2-3 teaspoons flour;  knead into dough.  Shape into 2 *8x2 inch) logs with floured hands.  Place 3-4 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet;  flatten tops slightly.  Combine egg white and water; brush over top of buscottie.  Sprinkle with sugar (optional and we don't).

* Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.  Let cool on cookie sheet 15 minutes.

* Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.  Cut logs diagonally into 1/2 inch slices with serrated knife (we use electric knife); arrange slices, cut-side down on cookie sheet.  Bake for 16-20 minutes; turning once, or until golden brown.  Remove to wire rack;  cool completely.

Drizzle - Place chocolate chips and shortening in a 1 quart saucepan.  Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (2-4 minutes)  Drizzle mixture over cooled biscotti (or slather it on one side of each piece if you're a chocolaholic).


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9 comments:

  1. My Dad would love those at treat time!

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  2. Omgosh! So delicious. I kind of want to eat the picture it looks so good.

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  3. Oh my word. I'm drooling on my keyboard ...

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  4. Those look delicious, but I don't know if I want my humans seeing them. They should be making ME treats, not these noms for themselves! Bol!

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  5. Wow you are multi talented, those look crazy good

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  6. YUM! Easy to make too. Golden Thanks for sharing. Golden Woofs

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  7. They sound tasty.

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  8. Looks and sounds very tasty. thanks for sharing.

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