Monday, April 30, 2012

Chocolate Almond Biscotti Di Prato

Biscotti or Biscotti di Prato 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.I had the same feeling looking at it like we eat "Rusk" in India ,our very known dunkable dessert a hard dry crispy biscuit which u enjoy with Tea ,So i wanted to make this biscotti for quite sometime and finally i made it.Its  not exactly like Rusk , it is Crisp and Crunchy from outside but somewhat soft n chewy from inside.Chocolates and Almonds...Chocolate gaves it a nice flavour and almonds a delicate sweet  taste n texture and both are my all time favorite and having them with a cup of ginger Tea, is the next best thing .And the best of all is i passed the taste test, yup my hubby loved it too.So try this easy ,authentic Italian dessert as some best moments around the table are shared over the dessert. 



Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups All purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup  Dutch Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/ 4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 Tbs Butter Unsalted (At room Temperature)
  • Parchment Paper
  • Almonds, Raisins Chopped coarsely.
Directions:
  1. Sift the flour , cocoa powder , baking soda,salt and baking powder together.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter, and add eggs one at a time till the mixture is light and creamy.
  3. Add the mix to the flour and make a soft dough out of it.
  4. Roll the dough in Almonds and Raisins.
  5. Shape the dough in the form of a log , around 12 inches long and  4 inches wide.
  6.  Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F, Line a cookie sheet  with parchment paper and bake the dough  for 25-30 minutes .Check with the help of skewer if it comes out clean its all done.
  7. Let it cool for 5 minutes and cut into  slices 1" thick , with the help of a knife
  8. Bake it further with the cut side down for 6-8 minutes, and then turn over and bake further for 2-4 minutes.
  9. Store n air tight container, and enjoy your dunkable dessert with a cup of coffee or T.
Tips:U can dip Biscotti  in melted chocolate, or add pistachios instead of almonds.Try any of your favorite nuts.

Sending it to the Bake Fest # 6 event guest hosted by Sumee's Culinary Bites and originally hosted by Vardhini of Zesty Palette


20 comments:

ANU said...

very nice and yumm yumm...

Kalyani said...

yummy and tempting tooo ....

Prabha Mani said...

Hi..
Thanks a lot for dropping @ my space :)Yummy Biscotti n Nice Color!!Wonderful Space dear :)

Actually me to staying at Norristown PA.Am glad abt it :) Which place you r in ?

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Anisha Ranjit said...

The way you described it make me wanna have it now with some ginger tea..

Sumee said...

yummy biscotti recipe.. Thnx for linking up for the event..

Follow foodie said...

want to try biscotti for a long time.
Book marked ur recipe
Delicious !

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Shobha said...

Hi Avika,
Thanks for dropping by and liking my recipes..
AAlmond biscotti looks awesome and is beautifully presented..
Will come back to see more recipes.
Shobha

Cathleen said...

Wow! This looks great! I keep meaning to make biscotti, but never getting around to it! Yet another item on my to-do list!

Prabha Mani said...

@Dekalb Apts in Germantown pike!!Sorry dear am not knowing yours apt.. :)

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Julie said...

Love biscotti..chocolaty ones look delicious!!

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Viya said...

Great, yummy Biscotti :)Will follow your blog:)

Swasthi Blank said...

Hi Avika! Thanks for visiting my space.yummy Biscotti! Iam going to try this.

Renuka said...

molto delicioso!

Zari(Nilam) said...

Delicious biscotti....waiting to try yummy Biscotti.

Divya Pramil said...

Looks delicious Avika!! Nice template :)

Umm Mymoonah said...

Beautifully baked biscotti, yummy!

Hema said...

Wow, very nicely done, love it with my coffee, thanks of dropping by and happy to follow ou back..

Avika J Chawla said...

Thank you so much frens for your lovely comments..they keep me motivated ..Thanks again

Neha said...

Very nice looking Biscotties....

Neha said...

Very nice looking Biscotties....