Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Chocolate Chip Biscotti





Have you ever heard of twice baked cookies? If you frequent starbucks or any coffee shops, for sure they are serving these twice-baked or double-baked cookies at a high price.  

Biscotti, that's how you call a twice or double baked cookie or biscuit. According to wikipediaBiscotti or biscotto (singular), more correctly known as biscotti di Prato (English: Prato biscuits), also known as cantuccini (English: coffee bread), are twice-baked biscuits originating in the Italian city of Prato. The biscuits are oblong-shaped almond biscuits, made dry and crunchy through cutting the loaf of dough while still hot and fresh from baking in the oven.

The first time I've known about this tough, dry but crispy delicious cookie is when I was still with Puratos.  Chefs Krisby & Christine would bake varieties of biscotti using the butter cookie mix of puratos.  I won't be able to match the butter cookies mix they are using or even their own personal biscotti recipe, but I am proud that I am able to make my own and that my husband love it. 

By the way, I made these biscotti with my bare hands :-)







     CHOCOLATE CHIP BISCOTTI
        (www.myfresha-licious.com)

Ingredients :

All Purpose Flour - 2 1/4 c.

Baking Powder - 1 tsp
White Sugar - 1 c
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Powder - 1/4 tsp
Butter, softened - 4 tbsp
Eggs - 2 large
Milk Chocolate Chips - 3/4 c


Cooking Procedure :

1.  Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
2.  Beat eggs well and set aside.
3.  Rub the softened butter with the dry ingredients.
4.  Preheat the oven to 180OC

5.  Pour the beaten eggs on the dry ingredients and using your hands, mix and mash the ingredients well.
6.  Add the chocolate chips with the wet dough.
7.  Place a wax paper on a baking dish/pan.
8.  Divide the dough in two and form each into a log.  Place on the baking dish.
9.  Bake the doughs for 20  to 30 minutes at 180OC.  The top of the logs should not be soft to the touch.
10. Cool down the logs then slice into oblong shapes and place on the same baking dish
11.  Preheat oven again to 180OC and bake cookies for another 10 minutes at 180OC.

Serve biscotti with your favorite tea or coffee drink.

© myFresha-licious (05February2013)

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