Monday, February 6, 2012

Did you know that you can make Biscotti with coffee in it?

I found this recipe in the the wonderful book called The World Encyclopedia of Coffee today and decided to remix the recipe and make it while editing it a little bit to make it even better. The original recipe called for coffee beans and for grinding it yourself.

What you need:
  • 1/3 cup ground coffee
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 2 tbsp. strong brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon for dusting
  • 1/3 cup raisins
~Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.
~Rub in butter until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
~Stir in the sugar, ground coffee, and raisins.
~Beat eggs and brewed coffee together in a separate bowl.
~Add the egg and brewed coffee mixture to make a firm dough.

~Lightly knead for a few seconds until smooth.
~Shape into 2 equal bread rolls.
~Place on a greased baking sheet.
~Dust with cinnamon.
~Bake for 20 minutes in a 350degree oven.

~Use a sharp knife and cut the rolls into slices.
~Arrange the slices on the baking tray (the slices should be laid out so they are not touching and each one is lieing on it's side) and bake for 10 minutes more.
~Cool on a rack.
~Store the biscotti in an airtight container for a day before serving.

Biscotti is a cross in between a biscuit and a cookie. It's a treat that's very common to the French.


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