Almond Cranberry Biscotti

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WHAT'S SPECIAL

Biscotti are twice-baked cookies that originated in Italy, which are often considered not as sweet as traditional cookies.
It is one of the most popular foods to dip in your coffee – especially in Italy. In fact, it’s literally designed and baked for dunking in mind.

Almond Cranberry Biscotti | Best Homemade Biscotti

Servings 20 biscotti
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup Unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup Granulated sugar
  • ½ cup Light Brown sugar
  • tsp Baking powder
  • tsp Salt
  • 3 nos Egg large
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • ½ cup Dried cranberries
  • cup All purpose four / Maida
  • ½ cup Almonds roasted and roughly chopped
  • 200 gm Dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup Almonds roasted and finely chopped

Instructions

  • Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and lightly grease with butter. In a large mixing bowl, beat room temperature butter until creamy. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar followed by baking powder and salt. Mix until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla essence. Then gradually beat in flour. The dough will be thick and sticky.
  • Fold in dried cranberries and chopped almonds.
  • Lightly sprinkle flour onto a board, transfer the dough.
  • Divide into half. Shape each half into an 8 inch roll. Place the shaped dough at least 4 inches apart on the baking sheet. Pat down until 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake in a 350°F preheated oven for 25 mins or lightly golden brown on top and the middle is set. Cool for 10 – 15 mins.
  • Using a serrated knife, slice the log into 1/2 inch thick slices.
  • Place the slices onto the baking sheet and bake for 8 mins on one side, then flip and bake for another 8 mins. When done, cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Dip the biscotti into dark chocolate that has been melted. Let the excess chocolate drip into the bowl and sprinkle roasted and chopped almonds on top. Let the chocolate set completely. It will take approx. 45 mins. This step is optional. Then store in an airtight container.
  • Yummy and crunchy Almond cranberry biscotti dipped in dark chocolate is ready to enjoy with your cup of tea or coffee.

Notes

Two ways to melt the chocolate:
  • In Microwave: Place chocolate in shallow microwave-safe bowl/cup and melt in 15-second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth.
  • On a double boiler: Fill a pan with some water and place on low heat. Place chocolate chips or coarsely chopped chocolate in a heatproof vessel over hot (not boiling) water and allow it to melt. Do not cover. When most of the chocolate is shiny, stir until smooth.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cake rusk recipe, italian biscotti, tea time snack

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