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Chocolate, Cranberry & Walnut Biscotti Recipe

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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published May 21st 2020
Easy to make, even easier to eat
Have you always wanted to make a biscotti recipe, but thought it looked too difficult? I must admit, I thought it looked too hard until I went to a friend's place and she had made this biscotti recipe, for us to have with a coffee. I was so impressed with her effort that I asked for the recipe and started making them myself. I was surprised and relieved that they were so easy to make, with ingredients I already had in the pantry. Who knew? If you have kids, you can also cut them up into bite-size pieces to make them easier to eat. Be warned - they disappear fast!

The original recipe had chopped almonds instead of walnuts, however, we changed the recipe as our family really enjoy the flavour of walnuts. Feel free to adjust this recipe and make them for yourself, this weekend. I know I will be!

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Chocolate, Cranberry & Walnut Biscotti - a delicious treat to enjoy with a coffee


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Cut them up into bite-size pieces for kids


Ingredients

2 eggs
1.5 cups plain flour (sifted)
3/4 cup raw sugar
3/4 cup Nestle Choc Bits
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


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Gather your ingredients and add them to the bowl...


Instructions

1/ Preheat the oven to 170 degrees.

2/ In a bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence until pale and thick.

3/ Add sifted flour, baking powder, chocolate, cranberries and walnuts. Mix to form a sticky dough.

4/ Use your hands to combine the ingredients and then divide the mixture into two.

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Divide the dough into two and form two logs


5/ Line a baking tray with baking paper. With one of the dough balls, lay it in the baking paper and mould it into a long, flat log approximately 7cm wide x 15cm long. Repeat with the second dough ball.

6/ Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, until browned on the outside.

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Cook your two logs for 25 - 30 minutes, until browned on the outside


7/ Turn the oven down to 150 degrees.

8/ Allow the logs to cool for 15 minutes to harden. Cut into 1cm slices with a sharp knife.

9/ Lay the pieces down flat on the baking tray, with space in between each one. Bake for 20 minutes, flipping them over carefully halfway. Remove from oven to cool. They will turn hard and crunchy, with a slightly soft centre.

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When cool, cut your logs into 1cm slices with a sharp knife


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Lay the pieces down flat and spread them out, then cook for 20 minutes (carefully flipping over halfway)


The most important step of this recipe is number 10 - relax and enjoy a slice with a coffee! Cheers!


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When: All year around
Where: Make at home
Cost: Budget friendly recipe
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This recipe sounds great
Can gluten free flour be substituted for regular plain flour ?
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