The other day I decided to try making one of my favorite chocolaty treats: chocolate biscotti. I used to buy them once in awhile, but I few years ago, I decided to stop buying treats all the time to save money. So now, if I want something, I try to see if I can make it. I had found a recipe for it on Allrecipes.com a long time ago, and finally decided to give it a go.
They turned out perfectly! I couldn't believe it! It actually looked AND tasted like biscotti! It was such a hit with my hubby, that he begged me to make more the next day. Here are a few pictures of the finished product:
They are surprisingly easy to make, and much cheaper than buying one at a coffee shop where they are normally around 2 bucks a pop. During the second time making it, I tweaked the recipe to suit my needs. here is what I came up with:
Laura's Brownie Biscotti
- 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- about 2/3 cup any flavor chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease baking sheets, or line with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Dough will be stiff, so mix in the last bit by hand.
- Divide the dough into two equal parts. Shape into 9x2x1 inch loaves. Place onto baking sheet 4 inches apart. Brush with mixture of water and yolk.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
- Using a serrated knife, slice the loaves diagonally into 1 inch slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet, placing them on their sides. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until dry.
- After cooling completely, place the chocolate chips on a plate and microwave until melted, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Then dip flat side of each biscotti in the chocolate. Put in the refrigerator to set. If you have extra chocolate remaining, place in a plastic baggie, then cut small tip off a corner, to drizzle over the biscotti. Return to the refrigerator to set again. Then enjoy!
- Store the remaining in an airtight container.