Jul 24, 2008

Chocolate Anise Biscotti

I remember having this back at home from the bakeries..I used to have them with both coffee and tea..When i saw this recipe in Jescel's blog-Spice of Life,I was determined to make it..Yes am paired with Jescel this month in Taste and Create event hosted by Nicole..

'Biscotti' is an Italian word meaning, twice baked. The Italians during the medieval period baked their biscuits twice so that they could be stored for long periods of time, which was especially important during journeys and wars.Through Middle French, the word was imported into the English language as "biscuit"..

The biscotti's are not chewy or soft like some cookies..They are baked twice and hence they are crisp and firm enough to be dipped in coffee/tea..They have an elongated shape and so fits perfectly into your coffee cup..This is Chocolate Anise Biscotti..

Ingredients

All purpose flour - 2 cups

Baking powder- 2 teaspoons

Sugar - 3/4 cup

Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Butter (room temperature) - 1/2 cup

Eggs - 2 large ones

Star anise - 1 teaspoon ground

Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup

Directions

Powder the star anis finely..Bring the butter to room temperature..

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy..Beat in one egg at a time..

In another bowl,whisk together the flour,salt and baking powder..Add the flour to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until blended..Stir in the star anise and chocolate chips..

Shape the dough into a log of about 3 inches wide and 15 inches long..Place in on a naking sheet lined with parchment paper..Bake for about 30 minutes until golden brown..Cool in a wire rack..

Once cooled completely,place the log on a cutting board and using a serrated knife cut it into half inch pieces..Place the biscottis,flat on the baking sheet again and bake for about 15 minutes until they turn crisp and golden..Cool in a wire rack..

Store tight in airtight containers..Enjoy with coffee..

Sending this to AWED:Italiano hosted by Dhivya

32 comments:

  1. those biscotti look amazingly professional. nice job. pretty simple too. will surely let u knw whenever i try it. thnx for sahring the recipe

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  3. wow divya - great job. i'm sure it was fabulous.

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  4. hey divya, those look awesome...great job..now you don't have to go to bakeries..heheheh..bake when you feel like it!

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  5. I too made often..I have one at my blog but without anise...Comes out perfect Divya

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  6. hey divya... i'm glad you decided to do the biscotti. they're my favorite too....now, you made me want to bake them again... LOl... it was nice being paired with you.

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  7. oh, i just noticed, you used star anise.. how did they come out? i used the anise (fennel) seeds in mine..

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  8. NICE!!
    Biscotti with a steaming capuccino is a perfect pairing- yours look awesome:)

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  9. looks amazing divya....i have passed on the magic lamp to u..chk my blog :)

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  10. WOW awesome biscotti, and with star anise m sure taste was awesome too!!! Great entry!!!

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  11. Looks so good! A touch of anise must have added a nice flavor to it. Great recipe!

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  12. Crispy biscotti divya...nice recipe

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  13. Biscotti is same as 'rusk' that we ate in India? It looks yumm in pictures.

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  14. Hi divya,
    i havent tried any cookie at home much eager to try urs...ur chocolate anise biscotti has come out very well.

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  15. biscotti looks nice...i am also going to post one soon.....btw u can send these to DK's AWED Italian

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  16. Chocolate biscotti looks great Divya..they look so professional..great job!!

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  17. Those biscottis look perfect, Divya! Perfect shape and texture.. Sounds perfect for a snack time :)

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  18. I would love your biscotti with a nice cup of tea. :-)

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  19. hey divya..

    Atlast decided to blog again...biscottis looks so yumm..bet it would have tasted good...college eppadi pogudhu?

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  20. they look perfect. i too made chocolate-almond biscotti on weekend and loved it:)

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  21. Wow the biscottis have come out really well :)

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  22. I have been meaning to make some biscottis for a loooong while - guess shud stop procastinating - i mean if i dont make some even after seeing this - then something is sure wrong with me :) :)

    Lovely biscotti's divs.thanks for sending hem my way

    DK
    http://culinarybazaar.blogspot.com

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  23. Perfect yum and awesome looking biscottis.

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