I’m so happy to share this recipe in the month of December, not only is this the perfect month to bake delicious treats, but you can make this biscotti and give it as a gift to teachers, friends and family.
I love to give homemade goodies for the holidays,this is more like a personal touch to me and I think people appreciated more.
Do you love to bake for the holidays? or Are you more the one who prefer to buy? Either way is ok, and if you want to we have some delicious ideas that can make your inner baker come to life. Biscotti sounds fancy and difficult, but don’t worry it is the most easy cookie to make, and you can use any flavor combination you desire to make it more interesting.
For me nothing beats the flavor of lemon and almond, and my biscotti recipe is not to sweet so for sure you can definitely dip your biscotti in the coffee or hot chocolate. The main idea here is eat more Biscotti!
I want to know what’s your favorite Biscotti flavor?
Biscotti (or mandelbrot or any other twice baked cookie by any other name) are one of the perfect Holiday tin cookies! They last forever, and there are so many ways to make them festive. So we’ve got you covered–sweet, savory, low fat, loaded with decadence, you name it, we’ve got it! Happy Holidays!
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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar for 5 minutes, add eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice.
In a bowl combine, flour, salt and baking powder.
Add the dry ingredients to the mixture above and the almonds.
Cut the dough in half and form a roll kind of shape and bake.
Once the 25 minutes have past, take them out of the oven let it cool for 10 minutes and make diagonal cuts and place the slices cut side up back onto the baking sheet. Bake for an additional 10 minutes on each side.
What a delicious and perfect ingredient we have this month here at the #BundtBakers group, definitely chocolate is the most amazing and versatile ingredient to cook, from cakes, brownies, bundt, cupcakes, cookies, anyway the list is to long to name it all.
And what I love the most about chocolate is the you can make it super sweet, dense, spice and why not a little sinful is you ask me.
And this month I make the most perfect bundt cake ever, it is a combination of brownie, lava cake, and cake all in one.
It have bits of almonds for some crunchiness and the not so secret ingredient, coffee, yes it is an all in one bundt the am sure you are going to love it.
Not super sweet, but perfect to share with the children, all the you love in chocolate is here in this bundt cake, soft, chewy, crunchy and decadent.
2 sticks room temperature butter
1 cup super fine sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup morning coffee
1 cup half and half
3 cups AP Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup powder milk
1 1/2 cup toasted, chopped almonds
Preheat the oven to 350°F, spray a bundt pan with non stick spray and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer cream sugar and butter for 5 minutes, the add the eggs one by one, vanilla extract and mix for 3 more minutes.
In a bowl sift flour, cocoa, powder milk, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients in 3 additions alternating with the coffee and the half and half, then add te almonds by hand and combine well.
Pour the batter in the pan and bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes then place the cake to a cooling rack and let it cool completely.
This recipe makes 1 bundt cake.
1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes
Level of the recipe:
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