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- Francis Bacon

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Dark Chocolate Almond Biscotti



Not completely what you would call a health food☺but certainly a little better than most goodies that we consider to be an indulgence. Whole wheat flour, egg whites, flaxseed all come together to produce a delightful biscotti that is at home with your favorite latte or cup of tea. This makes a lovely presentation for company and special family events.  

Ingredients

9.5 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 2 cups)
2 tablespoons flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (such as Hershey's)
3/4 cup unsalted almonds

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, flaxseed, soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine sugars, egg whites, and egg in a bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes. Add vanilla; mix well. Add flour mixture to egg mixture; stir until combined. Fold in chocolate and almonds. Divide dough into 3 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 6-inch-long roll. Arrange rolls 3 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pat to a 1-inch thickness. Bake at 350° for 28 minutes or until firm.

3. Remove rolls from baking sheet; cool 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut rolls diagonally into 30 (1/2-inch) slices. Place, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 325°; bake 7 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake 7 minutes (cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool on wire rack.

7 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

You had me at dark chocolate, the biscotti is just added bliss.
hugs ♥ Teresa

~Kristen~ said...

Oooooh you and these delicious recipes!!! Yum!!! :-)

Finding Pam said...

You must be a wonderful cook or chef. I liked your list of things you are going to do in 2010.

GWENDOLYN said...

Mimi,
I am into clean eating now.. I think this recipe just might be ok for me. yeah!
Blessings!
Gwen

crochet lady said...

I've always wanted to make biscotti and have collected recipes, but have yet to make it. This one sounds like a particularly yummy one!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Biscotti is so rewarding to bake. This recipe looks yummy!

Protege said...

Thee are excellent with a cup of coffee.;)
xo
Zuzana