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The last day of school before break, we have our annual Christmas Breakfast. Everyone brings something and the men cook the eggs, pancakes and meat. Thank goodness for the family consumer science room. All teachers, retired, current and new mingled across several classrooms as we enjoy our early bird time before the students arrive. Last year I made two quiches, but didn’t have time to heat them in the morning and each person had to heat up their individual slices. This year I decided to make biscotti.
I looked through several biscotti recipes and improvised with the ingredients that I had on hand.
6 Tbs. fresh whipped heavy cream, 1 c. sugar, 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, 2 tsp. almond extract, 2 c. flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp, salt, 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips, 1/2 c. almond pieces, 1 beaten egg
In a medium bowl, cream together whipped heavy cream, sugar, egg, egg yolk and almond extract together. In a small mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Slowly mix dry ingredients into wet mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and almond bits. Roll dough on a floured surface and separate into two balls. Roll each ball out into logs and place on parchment paper lined baking tray. Pat logs to flatten and then brush beaten egg on tops and sides. Bake for 30 minutes at 325°F, let cool for 15 minutes and slice diagonally. Bake for 10 minutes more. Decorate and serve.
*Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top or dip into chocolate (I dipped the tops of half my biscotti).
Check out Riotflower’s biscotti.
You know, my Nonni made biscotti *all* the time (broken up into cups of coffee for breakfast since I was 6yo,LOL) I have never even tried. It looks so good, I really must try. I think I’m afraid of it not being like hers….I could do the cherry one with no worries – that she never did, so that would give me an open mind to try it with…thank you for sharing!
Another Wifey said:
Are you part Italian? That looks great!
they look yummy!
Knotty Witch, I’d really like to see you try making biscotti sometime soon.
Another Wifey, no I’m not Italian, although several teachers had asked me that today also.
PFloyd, they were delicious.
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