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Monday, January 23, 2012

Recipe: chocolate, cherry & walnut biscotti

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What is going on here? This isn't a food blog. Still, this weekend we had a snow storm, and since weekend looks have become the life blood of my outfit posts (thanks winter solstice) my not getting dressed all day puts a cramp in my having a style post to share. 

To make it up to you, I've prepared two cooking posts, a review of a camera bag, and a post about my closet. I can diversify if I feel like it.

On to the food. This is the second time I've made these particular biscotti, and they are pretty darn good. I got the recipe from an issue of Cooking Light from a million years ago and made a couple small changes.

Good news, one biscotto (who the heck knew that was the singular of biscotti?) only has 81 calories.*

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup chocolate chips

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1. Preheat oven to 350°

2. Combine flours and salt in a bowl, stir well.
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3. Beat sugar and eggs with a mixer at high speed until thick and pale (about 4 minutes).
Add oil and extracts, blending well.
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4. Add flour mixture at a low speed until just blended.
Stir in cherries, chocolate and nuts.
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5. Divide dough in half, shape each portion into a 10" log on the baking tray, flatten to 1" thickness.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the tray and let cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325°.
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6. Cut each roll diagonally, supposedly into 20 slices.
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7. Place slices cut side down on to baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Turn cookies over, bake for 10 more minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
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8. Enjoy.
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*Allegedly yields 40 cookies. I got something like 27, so I guess that changes the calorie count a bit.

35 comments:

  1. Looks so good!

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  2. omg !
    im so hungry now:3

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  3. so totally trying this recipe. looks good

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  4. Ooh those look quite tasty! :D And I know the feeling...stupid winter ruining outfit posts! I should be doing one right now but I'm too lazy...
    (Oh wells, we shall have AWESOME outfit posts from NYC to share, that makes up for it!)
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  5. Hey! Just discovered your blog! These look totally yummy...adore biscotti! Would love you to stop by my blog & if you love please follow, I'll be happy to follow you back xoxo
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  6. I love biscotti! I never knew how to make it. LOL Thanks for the recipe Lyddie. It looks sooooo good girl! Our weather is rainy! :(

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  7. This looks too pretty to eat! Not that it would stop me :) Sounds like a great combination of flavors.

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love these pictures.
    Specially the Kitchen Aid mixer, the bowls and the biscotti. I wish I had a biscotti.

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  9. I love biscotti. It's the best over cooked cookie. We like to drizzle chocolate over top ours :)

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  10. Oh my, these look absolutely scrumptious.. AND ONLY 81 CALORIES WOOP but hey I'd eat it anyway @ ___@ It's so nice that you posted a recipe and showed your process, how fun!

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  11. I love when fashion bloggers do recipe posts, because they usually post only those recipes that they've made about a million times, and therefore it's pretty much guaranteed to taste awesome. I love biscotti, but haven't made it in years, so I'm going to have to try this!

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  12. thanks for the recepie!
    nice blog

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    http://www.theivenothingtowearcloset.com/

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  13. btw, link up on my blog rocking your favorite red lipstick!

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  14. Calories? When eating such delicious treats, I try to forget about calories.

    Will definitely give the recipe a try this weekend - yum yum :)

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  15. This looks amazing. My snow day was devoted to cleaning and organizing.

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  16. YUMZ. and yeah, if you take some to Amber, I'll have some as well :)

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  17. Nom nom. Thanks for the detailed pictures. I made scones this weekend and they turned out fantastic. I haven't made biscotti (or even a single biscotto!) before, but I know it's kinnnnnnnda the same. And now I'm going to go have lunch.

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  18. For a non-food blog these photos and recipes are done so well. Sometimes snow storms work out well!

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  19. Hey there is nothing wrong with a little biscotti. Yummo!

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  20. Yum, I love biscotti! And I love that its not really that bad for you...the sugar content could be way worse! Looks delish!

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  21. It's your blog -- you can post want you want! Besides, those biscotti look scrumptious! xo style, she wrote

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  22. YUM! i love the sound of this recipe, i'm going to need to try it soon!

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  23. These look SO delicious!! I bet they'd go perfectly with some coffee and a rainy day! Bookmarking them!

    xx Melina

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  24. oh, dear, a cookie with a low calorie count would only make me eat more of them!

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  25. yum! can't say I'm going to make it but they look good! Why don't you take pictures inside? Just wondering =)

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  26. nom nom nom definitely trying this one!

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  27. Those look lovely! I've been wanting to try my hand at biscotti for some time now :)

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  28. Yummus! Also, you just blew my mind with biscotto. I've been eating these practically since birth and I never knew!

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