Monday, April 27, 2015

Homemade Biscotti

How to make homemade biscotti
Our multi-talented friend, Linda invited us for Thanksgiving dinner at her house last year and she served homemade biscotti as snacks. I love biscotti and was delighted when I learned it's not difficult to make. She kindly shared her recipe adapted from King Arthur Companion book.  I make a slight adjustment and this is now another favorite snack in our house.

The process:
Beat the eggs, butter, sugar, baking powder, salt, and vanilla

Use wet hands to shape the log


 then bake for 35 minutes
Take it out, let it cool. Brush the log with wet brush to make it easier to cut,

meanwhile reduce the oven to 325 F.

Bake in one side for 5 minutes, flip then bake the other sides for another 5 minutes.


Then it's time to enjoy it.


I was using my hand as model until one of the boys came and said, "I want to do it, let me do it, I can do it."


Guess whose hands are these?

Did you guess it right?


Asian Family Recipes: How to make biscotti
Homemade Biscotti
Printable Recipe
Ingredients:
2 eggs
100 grams sugar
¼ cup of butter, softened
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
240 grams all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole or sliced almonds, raisins, or chocolate chips {optional}

Directions:
1.       Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line baking sheet with parchment.

2.      In a medium-sized bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, butter, baking powder, salt, and vanilla until creamy-looking. Lower the mixer speed and add the flour, beating gently just until it's incorporated. Stir in the almond, raisins, or chocolate chips.

3.      Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet, and shape it into a log about 3 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Use wet hands to shape the log.

4.      Bake the dough for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cools.

5.      Reduce the oven temperature to 325 F. Before cutting, dip a brush in the water then thoroughly wet the log to soften the crust to make it easier to slice.

6.       Cut the biscotti into ¾ inch slices.

7.      Lay them flat on one side, bake them for 5 minutes on one side, flip then bake the other side for another 5 minutes.

8.      Remove from the oven, transfer to a rack to cool then store them in an airtight container.




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