Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Yes Dear, I Hid The Biscotti
I found this recipe for chocolate chocolate-chip biscotti that I may or may not have mentioned in past posts. It is so good that I have to HIDE it from the family in order to have any to give away.
Seriously. They're worse than mice. Or ravenous wolves.
This biscotti and a cup o' joe will make your morning bright. It will make you sing on key. It will put a zing in your step and a smile on your face. And there are absolutely no illegal substances of any kind included in the making of said product.
Unless you count real, honest-to-goodness butter as wrong. And if you do, I don't wanna be right.
Here's the recipe...enjoy!
Double Chocolate Biscotti
(Thanks to Janet Allen at allrecipes.com, edited by me.)
1/2 C butter, softened
2/3 C white sugar
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-3/4 C all-purpose flour
4 (1 ounce) squares white chocolate, chopped (I leave this out, opting for REAL chocolate)
3/4 C semisweet chocolate chips (or as many as you want if you leave out the stupid WHITE chocolate)
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in cocoa and baking powder. Beat for 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in flour by hand. Mix in white chocolate and chocolate chips. Cover dough, chill for about 10 minutes. (the dough, not you)
Alternate method: Dump everything except white chocolate in the bowl and mix it up with the mixer. Eat the batter off of the beaters. Chill the rest in the fridge.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C). Divide dough into two parts. Roll each part into a 9-inch log. Laugh to yourself about how the logs resemble certain other things that polite society doesn't mention. Place logs on a parchment-covered cookie sheet about 4 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Or more than slightly if you're like me.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for one hour on the cookie sheet because you're too lazy to get the wire rack out of the cabinet. And come to think of it, you're not even sure if you own a wire rack to begin with because you're too lazy to get it out. Fight off children and husband.
4. Slice each loaf into 1/2 inch wide diagonal slices. Place slices on the same parchment-covered cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees (165 C) for 9 minutes. Turn cookies over and bake for 7-9 additional minutes. Cool completely then store in an airtight container away from husband and children if you want to eat any of them yourself. Hide differing amounts in airtight containers in various places in the house, always exclaiming in surprise if caught with one in your mouth.
5. If you're very, very nice, share with friends.