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Megans Cookin: My Tried and True Biscotti Recipe!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Tried and True Biscotti Recipe!

Once upon time, many moons ago, I took my husband on a little weekend get away. I told him to pack a bag and we were going away for the weekend. I didn't tell him where we were going. It was a surprise!
We went to The Lost Whale Bed and breakfast over on the coast in Trinidad.
During the afternoon tea time, I was looking through some cookbooks they had from the Inn. They were also serving this chocolate chip biscotti. I wanted to buy the cookbook with this recipe in it,but couldn't find it. So I asked the gal if there was one and she said unfortunately, "no." But she was kind enough to offer me the recipe and said she would copy it down and bring it to my room. After dinner that night, when we went back to our room, there was the recipe taped to my door. I have treasured it ever since.

For many years, I would bake these, package them in a cellophane bag, and make a nice topper for the top. Usually, I would give it out on Valentines day or make them for a Christmas present. Everyone was thrilled when they received their biscotti. This is a well tried and true recipe!!!

It produces a very soft dough.

And it spreads alot during baking.

Let it cool before slicing to get pretty cuts. Other wise the chocolate smears.

I should of waited longer but I'm sort of impatient. Not bad though!

In the box and ready to be sent.

I made a container of Chocolate Hazelnut and a container of Chocolate Chip biscotti. You ll notice I didn't have enough to fill the container with chocolate chip all the way up because I had two big rats little mice that kept nibbling away.

So now that I have share my "secret" tried and true biscotti recipe, I do hope you'll give it a try. And let me know what you think.

Do you have a tried and true recipe that you treasure?


courtesy of The Lost Whale

1 cup butter, melted
2 cups sugar
2 Tablespoons vanilla
2 Tablespoons water
6 eggs
1 Tablespoon baking powder
51/2 cups flour
2 cups chocolate chips, or nuts, or whatever you want!

Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and water. Add eggs.
Mix in flour and baking powder. stir in chips.

Shape dough into 2 loaves about 4 inches in diameter. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes
Cool. Cut on the diagonal into 1 inch slices.
Bake again at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.


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Blogger HoneyB said...

Thanks Megan!! We will try yours too!

August 28, 2008 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

I have only had biscotti that was hard and crunchy, this sounds wonderful!

August 28, 2008 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger SweetDesigns said...

Thanks for stopping by!! That is some great looking Biscotti, I love making Biscotti, will have to try that recipe out, add it to the holiday stuff hehe.

August 28, 2008 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Ivy said...

These look really good. You make it look so easy too. :)

I have been wanting to make biscotti for a while, my to-bake list is just waaaaay to big.

August 28, 2008 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Patsyk said...

Your biscotti looks wonderful!

August 28, 2008 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Chelle said...

Oh I can't wait to try these. When I was in college the on campus deli sold the most delicious chocolate chip biscotti, and I always went out of my way to get one. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

August 28, 2008 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger April said...

This biscotti sounds fantastic! This will definitly be one that I make!

August 28, 2008 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Maryanna said...

I have never made biscotti before, but when I do, I'm going to make these recipes. YUM.

August 28, 2008 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Katelynn said...

Thank you Megan!! I'll be exited to try these, they look scrumptious and I love the story behind them!
What a wonderful wife to take your husband to a weekend B&B like that. Gorgeous Inn! I checked out the site! husband would love it if I could take off and surprise him with a weekend like this! :)
I love the Redwoods!
Hugs to you!!

August 28, 2008 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Katelynn said...

Oops!! I just noticed I am on my older daughters google account. :)
It's Laurie, "Dalla Mia Cucina"!! hehe

August 28, 2008 at 9:42 PM  
Anonymous Tom Aarons said...

This looks great! And easier on the tooth than biscotti sometimes are!

August 29, 2008 at 4:42 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

looks like a great recipe. thanks for sharing. i watched giada make biscotti a few days ago on the food network and had no idea that they were baked twice.

August 29, 2008 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

I've only made biscotti once and it was a Weight Watchers recipe. I'm not sure that counts, but this looks really yummy. I might need to make some as gifts over the holidays. Thanks for the great idea and also for leaving me such a nice comment. :-)

August 29, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homemade biscotti is fantastic, yours looks wonderful! And I always appreciate a tried and true recipe. Thanks for posting.

What happened to your eclairs?

August 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

So what makes this biscotti recipe stand out from the others? I have never made biscotti, so I'm just curious (and I'm Italian, what's up with that? haha). I'll make sure to try your recipe first before I try other recipes so at least I know I'll have one successful batch haha

BTW I found a recipe for jalapeno jelly. I know you made a post about loving it, so I'd thought I would share. I haven't tried it, but there are some good reviews on it

September 1, 2008 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Corinne said...

Mmm, those look fantastic I shall have to try biscotti soon, I absolutely love it with Chai tea!

September 4, 2008 at 8:12 PM  

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