Monday, January 21, 2013

Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

Finally. I stepped back into the kitchen after almost 2 whole months. I'd been on this serious dieting = working out bender, to lose the extra pounds, and an added motivation was my sister's wedding, which just about finished. I've taken a week or so off from the gym+diet, so ofcourse the first thing I wanted to do was eat something chocolatey.

When you're craving something bad, deciding what to make is quite a task. Luckily, it was a made a little easier because I had to bake something for this month's Secret Recipe Club. I had Veronica's blog, My Catholic Kitchen as this month's assignment. Going through this blog was super fun, and one of the few where I had tons and tons of options. Since I was craving a fix bad, I picked the one whose ingredients were already at home. Biscotti has also been something I've always meant to try making, but never really gotten around to.

Chocolate Espresso Biscotti

It was surprisingly easy to make too. About 10 minutes of prep and they were in the oven. Biscotti translates to 'twice baked', and the waiting period between the two baking bursts were the hardest part. I actually contemplated leaving one of the logs as is, and eating it like a giant cookie. But I was good, and I baked both the way they're supposed to be baked. These are so crunchy and light, they're the perfect start to my mornings. And, they're not even that unhealthy :)
Chocolate Espresso Biscotti
 Chocolate Espresso Biscotti
Adapted from My Catholic Kitchen

1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp espresso coffee
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions -
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, beat the softened butter until creamy. Add the sugar, and beat until light and fluffy. Now add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition. Also mix in the espresso.
  3. Sift together the cocoa powder, baking powder and flour. Add to the previous mixture, it will be very thick. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  4. Divide the dough into two parts, and shape them into flat logs, about 2-3 inches thick. Bake for 30 minutes, until the top feels done.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for an hour on a wire rack. Now slice the logs diagonally, about an inch thick. Line the bars up on the cookie sheet. Bake for another 10 minutes, or until the biscotti are crisp.
  6. Munch on with a cup of steaming coffee :)


  1. I've never made biscotti either b/c I used to dislike it, but that changed when I got some in the mail and I decided it was the perfect breakfast treat with coffee! I'm pinning these b/c they sound so good, and I since they already contain coffee I think I'd pair them with tea. Or coffee. I mean, can ever you get enough of a good thing? ;) Great job on the weight loss! I just joined the club. I know it's hard!

  2. I love biscotti! They look so fancy and they're not too hard to make. Great pick!

  3. Avanika, I am so glad you liked my biscotti recipe. I usually make them at christmas and give them as a homemade gift. I am so glad to hear about your weight loss. Keep up the great work!

  4. You had me at espresso - delish! Glad to be part of SRC with you!

  5. I used to make biscotti all the time. i think you just inspired to get back on that bandwagon.

  6. these biscotti (what's the plural word for biscotti anyhow?? or the singular? so confused!) would go just fine with a nice cup of coffee with an ounce (or eight) of bailey's in it. gorgeous!

    happy src reveal! xo, kristy


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