Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easy to Make: Chocolate Almond Biscotti

Here's a little recipe for Chocolate Almond Biscotti. I made some today and was very successful with it. It was simple and these are the ingredients you need. One Devil's Food Cake Mix, two eggs (not pictured), a few bags of whole almonds, chocolate syrup, all purpose flour, spray oil (I like organic olive oil spray) and semi sweet chocolate chips.
This is what the dough looks like after mixing, you can see the whole almonds and chocolate chips in the rich chocolate dough.
I created two logs about 10 inches long and an inch and a half thick using half of the dough for each.

After cooking at 350 degrees for 35 minutes I allowed the biscotti to cool then cut them into inch wide strips and placed it back in the pan to cook again for 12 more minutes.
After cooking the biscotti for the second time, I allowed it to cool, then melted some chocolate and dipped one side of the cookies in it, I put it on a piece of wax paper to cool and harden up.

Here's the finished product, all wrapped up in clear bags and tied up with pretty sheer white ribbon.



1 package chocolate cake mix

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup butter melted

1/4 cup chocolate syrup

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract (I didn't have any so I omitted it.)

2 packages whole almonds (4.5 ounces total)

1/2 cup chocolate chips

10 ounces of melting chocolate for dipping


In a large mixing bowl, (I used my kitchen aid mixer) combine the dry cake mix, flour, butter, chocolate syrup, eggs and extracts. Stir in the almonds and chocolate chips. Divide dough in half. On lightly greasted baking pan shape each portion into 10 x 2 inch log.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes or until firm to the touch. Cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; carefully cut diagonally with a serrated knife (I used an electric knife) into 1/2 slices. Place cut side down on greased baking sheets. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until firm. (Took mine about 12 minutes). Remove to wire rack to cool.

Melt chocolate for dipping in a plate or glass pan in the microwave, dip one side of biscotti in chocolate; place on waxed paper to cool and harden. Store in airtight container or wrap in plastic.I'm participating in Foodie Friday with Gollum at Designs by Gollum. Click on the image above to go to the website. Links to all the Foodie participants are there for your enjoyment.
Enjoy! ~Katy


xinex said...

The biscotti looks so good and what a beautiful presentation!...Christine

jmac said...

Y-U-M-M-Y!!! I am definitely going to make these....IF I EVER GET HOME!! Do you realize I have not cooked in two months? Except for when you were at my house?
Puttin' this one in the cookbook, if I may have your permission??

susan said...

Wow! This looks great and something I can manage to do! Very impressive!

Really Rainey said...

Absolutely delicious looking biscotti and fabulous photos!

~Really Rainey~

Anonymous said...

Wow! I have never seen them frosted ....they look great. I knew they went through two different baking steps but I've never really seen a recipe with photos.

Foley said...

The biscotti looks delicious...that should take care of my chocolate fix!

Chandy said...

Safe and secure in my cookbook. This recipe will live on- in all of my kitchens! Yes there will be other kitchens in our immediate future... LOL

I love biscotti's they are my weakness right now... Man, and I've been so good, too with not one in two weeks! Maybe it's time for another one... or two? ;-)

Gollum said...

I love this recipe; and your photos and presentation are incredible! The photos are quite helpful, too.

Kristen said...

This looks wonderful - what a great recipe. I love biscotti - can't wait to try it!

bj said...

I'm telling you...this looks so dang good I don't know what to do. I am making this one, FOR SURE. I LOVE biscotti and so does my daughter...she is gonna be so so impressed when I make it and present it to her in a pretty way, like you presented yours to US...Thanks so much for sharing this luscious recipe...'
xo bj

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Cass @ That Old House said...

These look fantastic! I have never attempted biscotti because they seem so very difficult...but even a mediocre baker such as I can get up the courage to try them, using such a clear and simple recipe. Thank you SO much --I am going to impress some people soon....