Chocolate Chip & Raspberry Biscotti

Happy almost Valentine’s Day! Since my blog is very new I am still exploring blog ideas and content. I am having fun experimenting with different types of posts and the feedback I receive, so please keep sharing your comments and advice, it is greatly appreciated! Today, I am sharing a Valentine’s Day recipe that would be great for brunch tomorrow or anytime you’re in a baking mood. DSC_0465

So full disclosure, my first recipe is not 100% from scratch. It is a package I purchased from Home Goods which looked so good I had to make it. But, don’t fret, I am including a homemade alternative for the mix and sharing my cooking tips.

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip & Raspberry Biscotti

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried raspberries
  • 3/8 cup milk
  • Cooking spray

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Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make biscotti mix by mixing the following ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Step 2: Add 1/2 cup softened butter to the dry mix until it becomes crumbly.  Tip: With no butter on hand I used margarine since it’s already softened. This mix already included the chips & freeze dried raspberries, but this is where you can stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup dried raspberries to the mix.
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Step 3: Add 3/8 cup milk. Then knead until you have a clumpy dough, form into a large ball. Tip: When I am working with my hands I spray cooking spray on them because it makes the food easier to handle and nothing sticks to my hands.DSC_0373 DSC_0381

Step 4: Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray and lightly flour. Place dough in the middle of the cookie sheet and press it into a 10″ diameter circle. Using a long knife, deeply score dough into 12 wedges. Bake for 15 minutes. DSC_0391 DSC_0422

Step 5: Take out of the oven once it’s nice and brown. I brushed the hot biscotti with melted butter for a buttery taste. Tip: To get an evenly browned top I broiled it for 2 minutes. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Look at that golden brown crust!DSC_0431 DSC_0428Step 6: Enjoy your freshly made biscotti with your sweetie over a good cup of coffee!DSC_0443

This is my first recipe on the blog and while not entirely 100% homemade, I wanted to give it a try. I enjoyed the process very much so you can be sure there will be many more (original) recipes to come!

 

Until next time,

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