Monday, February 7, 2011

Walnut-White Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti

This is my first post this month. We were so tied up all last week with travelling, getting stuck in storm :D and entertaining some friends for the super bowl. While our friends and my DH watched the game, I entertained myself in the kitchen by making appetizers for everyone. I would any day prefer to be cooking/baking than watching football. I know most of u would hate me for saying that, but I just don't get to like this game. :)

Request for biscotti's came from my husband who totally loves having it with his coffee and whenever I bake, I give him a box full to keep in his office drawer which he can munch on while attending some boring conference calls This time I wanted to bake different flavors and decided on cappuccino biscotti and I started getting ingredients together, walnuts and white chocolate chips joined the list with a hint of cinnamon which made these biscotti's taste super delicious.

Do try these flavors and I am sure you are gonna love it. Whether you are someone who likes to nibble on the biscotti's or dunk in the coffee, these perfectly baked cookies are gonna steal your heart.

Here is the recipe (Click here for printable version)

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp + 1 tsp instant coffee/espresso powder
3/4 cup walnuts (chopped and toasted)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degree F. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool and chop coarsely
2. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, coffee powder and salt.
3. In the bowl of your electric mixer, using the paddle attachment,beat the eggs and vanilla extract until combined (about 30 seconds). Add melted butter, milk and sugar, beat until combined
4. Add the flour mixture and beat until a stiff but sticky dough forms, adding walnuts and chocolate chips halfway through mixing
5. With floured hands, divide the dough in half and shape each half into a 10 x 2 inches log on the greased baking sheet with spacing in between as logs will spread during baking
6.Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes
7.Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the logs into 3/4 inch (2 cm) wide slices
8. Arrange the slices cut side down on the baking sheet and bake for 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove from oven and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Dunk them in your favorite coffee or munch on them as is. They are delicious and make a perfect afternoon snack.

Going directly to Champa's Bake Off.


Roxan said...

Oh my! You just reminded me, I have some instant coffee in my cupboard that I got for baking use. I totally forgot that I have that. I must make this biscotti!

Paaka Shaale said...

The biscotti looks amazing. Loved the shots and presentation as well :)

Priya said...

Woww those biscottis looks absolutely irresistible..just drooling here..

Lizzy said...

Oooh, I really love your flavor combination! I know these were fabulously delicious~

Tes said...

Wow how amazing are those biscotti! With chocolate and sounds really good :)

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

I'm with you, I'd rather be cooking than watching footbal. In fact, that's what I did too! Great looking biscotti, I love the flavors.

Stephanie said...

I do love biscotti. Especially ones studded with white chocolate chips and walnuts! Yum!!

Gulmohar said...

Love biscotti and this combo is wonderful..

Carolyn said...

I adore walnuts, adore white chocolate, adore coffee, adore biscotti...this recipe is a keeper!

Nitin Sharma said...

Sitting at my desk at work right now, having my breakfast (yeah u guessed and biscotti) and thanking my lovely wife...these are :). And to make you all feel jealous...I have a box full here with me...haha!! ;)

Nostalgia said...

My husband loves cookies and the likes very much too. The biscotti looks wonderful and I guess I might enjoy cooking to football myself. :)

Now Serving said...

woah! Vaishali, you should certainly consider entering this for my event - please review details and rules here - look forward :)

Steph said...

Great flavor combinations!! And I love the cookie dunking going on!!

Priya's Feast said...

Awesome click...i am sure biscotti must tasted great,since u got the best recipe...

BangaloreBaker said...

I am a big fan of biscotti too. For some reason, I don't like very soft cookies. Thanks for the entry.

divya said...

Biscotti looks awesome. Drooling over it.

Happy Cook said...

Biscoti looks so so perfect and yumm

thecoffeebreak said...

Love love love this recipe!Thanks for sharing!

Tiffany said...

This flavor combo sounds amazing!

Mina Joshi said...

Amazing looking biscotti!

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