Well, it’s another round of biscotti baking this morning. Today I tried a couple different variations on my original recipe.
In the front is Black and White biscotti. Behind left is Walnut biscotti and on the right is Chocolate Chip. For the Black and White, I divided the dough in half. I formed the one half on the baking sheet into two loaves. I then added 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder, 2 tablespoons of cocoa, and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the remaining dough. After mixing, I spread this chocolate dough on top of the two loaves. It turned out pretty, but I think it’s probably more trouble than it’s worth. The other two variations came from substituting the walnuts and the chocolate chips for the almonds.
As I mentioned in the last biscotti post, that recipe is really flexible and always turns out.
My mom loves to make biscotti and we always get some at Christmas time. You are inspiring me to make some myself! There are 364 other days in a year to have biscotti, right? 😉
If you havent already, try Chocolate and dried Cherry.
I just baked my first batch of biscotti last nite… easy! I’m wondering if you have any suggestions about the best way to store them? I have them in a plastic storage bag, but was thinking about using a cookie tin, or maybe wrapping some in foil and freezing… any recommendations? I’m the only one who will be eating them, so I want to be sure they will keep.
Judy, I just put them in a ziploc bag and put them in the freezer. They last for a long time. Dave usually gets to them before they are in there real long although I’ve found one many months old and it was still good. I pop it into the microwave to thaw and its good to go!
I ate my first biscotti yesterday… even with dunking in hot coffee, it never softened up! I think next time I will bake them a little less, or maybe cut them a little thicker. I like them solid, but I do like when they soften up a little! Thanks for the storage info…
Judy, That’s weird. I like the hard ones and mine do soften up in coffee but don’t fall apart.
You might have over cooked them or you might just like a softer biscotti like the Triple Cinnamon Pecan biscotti which includes butter. https://lyndaheines.blog/2010/11/triple-cinnamon-pecan-cookie-biscotti/