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Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday Munchies - Easy-Peasy Biscotti

So for whatever reason, I've been craving biscotti for a while. Last week, I finally made some! It was easier than I thought (especially when you have a KitchenAid) and it is WAY cheaper than buying it at the store. Now that I've "broken the ice" of making biscotti, I think I'm going to experiment with different flavors.

Here's the link to the recipe I used . . . but please note that it doesn't take 40 minutes to make! I think they forgot to include the time you have to put the slices back in the oven. I actually ended up putting them in for 6 minutes on each side and then I turned the oven off and left them in overnight because I didn't think they were dry/crunchy enough.

Here are the base ingredients, and the changes I made to the recipe (in red)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon anise extract, or 3 drops anise oil (I used vanilla, or cinnamon)
  • (I also ended up throwing in white chocolate chips, almonds, and dried cranberries)
Next time I'm going to use almond extract and put a bunch more almonds and cranberries. Or I might tweak it and use 2 eggs and some applesauce . . . or make it with cocoa and make them chocolatey. Mmmm, so yummy and so fun!


Kristie said...

So if I want to make these chocolatey how would you go about adding that in?! I am a follow the recipe exactly type person . . . I am not talented in modify it.

Anouk said...

I'm not sure Kristie . . . I'll have to get back with you after I try it out for myself!