Friday, December 10, 2010

Mocha Nut Biscotti with a touch of Butterscotch


Mocha Nut Biscotti with a touch of Butterscotch! (Makes nearly 35-40 biscotti)
Dry ingredients:
1 1/4 cup - all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup - whole wheat flour (I use it to add some healthy fiber, but, you can use just 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour)
4 tbsp - instant coffee granules or espresso powder ( increase or decrease this according to preference.)
6 tbsp - cocoa powder
1 tsp - baking soda
1/2 tsp - ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp - ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp - salt
Wet ingredients:
1/2 cup - granulated sugar
1/2 cup - brown sugar
4 tbsp - olive oil (or canola oil. May be, butter if you really want it!)
1 1/2 tsp - vanilla
3 large eggs (2 large eggs and 1 egg white or egg substitute)
Others:
1 cup - slivered almonds (or any other nut. Dry roast it if needed)
1/4 cup - butterscotch chips (You can use white chocolate or any other kind of chips, too)

(1) Heat the oven to 350 F

(2)Beat the eggs and olive oil. Add the sugars, vanilla and beat/mix well.
(3)Sift all the dry ingredients together(The coffee granules might need a little more effort but make sure you get them almost powdered, else u might bite into coffee granules!)
(4)Add the dry into the wet ingredients, in batches. Add the nuts and form a dough (The dough is really really sticky at this stage and I swore I will never make this again!!!). You might have to add a little flour, knead a bit and divide the dough into two equal parts.
(5)On a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, spray some oil and place the two dough logs, at least 4-5 inches apart. Press them to about an inch thick, 5 inch wide, long log. Sprinkle a tsp of granulated sugar, just to make it festive! Bake them for about 20-22 mins. Check if done by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the log.
(6)Place the logs on wire-rack and let them cool and reduce the oven temp to 325 F
(7)Once completely cool, cut the logs into 1/2 inch thick slices.
(8)Place the slices flat on the sheet again and bake them for 10 mins on each side, at 325 F
(9)Cool completely. Microwave the butterscotch chips (45 secs-1min) and spread them on the biscotti with your finger or the handle of a spoon
(10)Sit back and enjoy it with a cup of warm milk!!!

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