Chocolate, Almonds and Raisins Chocolate Biscotti

20140814-180236-64956348.jpgIt’s been some time since i last bake. I went on a vacation during summer holiday so i haven’t got the time to bake.
So let me tell you the story when i decided to make biscotti. So, i loooove to dunk my cookies into my milk, coffee or tea. I just finished a pack of oreo and I NEED TO DUNK MORE! I’ve been wanting to make biscotti for some time but i kept on postponing it for some reasons. This situation reminds me (and kinda encourage me) to make biscotti! And there i go, searching through my pantry thinking what kind of flavor and stuff that i should put in my biscotti.

“Coco powder? Humm… I should make chocolate biscotti.. And do i have any nuts? Oh yes i have almonds…. Oh! And raisins too.. Chocolate, almonds and raisins? Yes.. Yes.. That would work.
Whoa… I still got some leftover chocolate bar! I should chop them up and make DOUBLE chocolate biscotti. Oh, i could never have enough chocolate right?”
And that was pretty much what i was thinking while i gathered the ingredients in my pantry.

And this is how i made it
Ingredients:

20140814-192531-69931591.jpgSugar, flour, coco powder, baking powder + salt + powdered vanilla (cause i’m out of vanilla extract), oil, egg + egg yolk, almonds, golden raisins and chocolate chunks.

20140815-165816-61096975.jpgCombine the egg and egg yolk with sugar and whip until fluffy.

20140815-165957-61197238.jpgAdd in coconut oil and mix..

20140815-170229-61349491.jpgSift in the dry ingredients

20140815-170327-61407783.jpgand fold it in

20140815-170412-61452652.jpgMix in the almonds, raisins and chocolate chunks.

20140815-170535-61535136.jpgShape it into a log shape… Well not exactly a log but….

20140815-170920-61760803.jpgOnce baked, let it out of the oven and let it cool down a bit. Once it’s easy enough to handle, cut the biscotti into biscotti shape and bake them once more.

And it’s done!

20140815-171207-61927015.jpgTry to make other flavors of biscotti. Substitute the almonds with other nuts for instance, drizzle or dip in some white chocolate, or make original biscotti by omitting the coco powder. You could really make them your own! That is what I love about cooking. Making an ordinary recipe your own.

20140815-172251-62571240.jpgI can finally dip my cookies into my cup of coffee! And let’s be frank… I kiiinda deserve it. Yay for me (i guess…)

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Chocolate, Almonds and Raisins Chocolate Biscotti
Ingredients:
• 1 egg
• 1 egg yolk
• 100g sugar
• 55g coconut oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 16g coco powder
• 130g flour
• 18g baking powder
• A pinch of salt
• Almonds, golden raisins and chocolate (cut up into chunks)

How to make:
1) Beat the egg, egg yolk and sugar with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes until fluffy, pale and doubled in size.
2) Add in the coconut oil and vanilla extract and beat.
3) Sift in the flour, coco powder, baking powder and salt into the mixture and fold with a spatula until incorporated.
4) Fold in the almonds, raisins and chocolate chunks.
5) Shape the mixture into a log and bake at 180°C for about 20 minutes.
6) Let the biscotti cooled down a bit until easy enough to handle, then cut them crosswise into biscotti shapes.
7) Put them back into the oven for the second bake at the same temperature for about 30 more minutes, and let them cool off in the oven.

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