Wednesday, 28 September 2011

chocochip almond nut biscotti

i have been wanting to make more biscotti since my first attempt, but the thought of the super sticky dough kinda put me off. despite so, i still bought nuts for biscotti making, because Dear mentioned he really liked biscotti. biscotti are ideal snacks for Dear cos he enjoys coffee and they can keep really well in air-tight containers, and so can be stored in his office.

i am so sure he is gonna love this one more... this batch of biscotti is more crispy than the previous ones. adding chocolate chips is an excellent idea.

ChocolateChip Almond Nut Biscotti (adapted from Good Housekeeping: Favourite Cakes, Bakes, & Cupcakes)


125 g ------------ plain flour, sifted
1/4 tsp ---------- baking powder
75 g ------------- golden caster sugar (i replaced it with 20 g brown sugar and 55 g white sugar)
pinch of salt
pinch of grounded cinnamon
1 tsp ------------ milk (i used 1 tsp milk powder)
1 ---------------- large egg, beaten with vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ---------- vanilla extract
25-30 g --------- almond nuts, chopped
25-30 g --------- chocolate chips


1. preheat oven to 200degC
2. pour plain flour into a big bowl
3. stir in baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt
4. create a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add milk, egg, almond nuts and chocolate chips in it
5. using a fork draw flour from the sides and mix until a sticky dough is formed
6. transfer sticky dough onto a flour surface and knead into a ball
7. roll ball into a 28 cm log shape dough and transfer to a non-stick baking sheet on baking tray. lightly flatten the top surface
8. bake in 200degC preheat oven for about 20-25 min, until top is browned
9. reduce oven temperature to 150degC
10. remove half baked dough from oven and transfer it onto a chopping board (dough is still very hot; you may allow it to cool for a while before transferring)
11. slice dough into 1 cm strips and place the strips (cut side up) back on the baking tray
12. bake at 150degC for another 15 mins or until slightly browned and dry

hmmm... something is missing. is it espresso? Americano? or in local context... KKOOOPPII-OOO KOOOOOSONg...

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