Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Chocolate /Cherry Biscotti:

This recipe was adapted from a Cooking light recipe and I found it to be a good choice for an option to my Almond Biscotti which is loaded with butter.  So those of you are conscious about too much butter in recipes may like to try this recipe as an alternative.  They are a bit heavier in texture but very good in my opinion.  Subsitute cranberries if you like or make them plain with orange or lemon extract.. I didn't roll my biscotti because I find dropping heaping tablespoons one after the other overlapping is much quicker and I know those of you who like quick and easy, this recipe is for you..Happy Baking!


Chocolate, Cherry Biscotti

3 cups all purpose flour or 2 cups all purpose and 1 cup whole wheat flour
¼ tsp. Salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
 1½ tsp. Almond extract or less (watch amount almond is very strong)
2/3 cup dried cherries or cranberries
½ cup chocolate semi sweet chips
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350.. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray..

Combine flour and salt.. Set aside

Beat sugar and eggs with mixer, adding oil and extracts.. Beat for several minutes. Add flour mixture, beating at a low speed until blended well..Stir in cherries and chocolate chips..

Drop batter by tablespoons making sure to overlap..using approx. 8 tablespoons down the length of the cookie sheet.(Picture will illustrate)

Illustration of how to drop by tablespoons Biscotti batter.  Seal sides using a  wide knife or icing spreader.

Bake approximately 25 to 30 minutes or more until lightly browned.  Cool.. Turn oven to 325.  Cut diagonally into ½ slices ( use a serrated knife or electric knife)placing cut side down and bake an additional 5 minutes on each side.. Remove from baking sheet.. Cool completely. 

Note:  This is a small recipe and depending on how you cut the biscotti you can get anywhere from 25 to 40 biscotti.These Biscotti are a great breakfast food..Low in calories with lots of fruit...add some coffee or tea to complete.. 

Breakfast or anytime snacking these are super.

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