Biscotti is one of those things which must be served with either hot tea or coffee. My church recently had a coffee house and a few of us baked some home made treats to serve. One of the best compliments to coffee is biscotti, so I tried my hand at it. It turned out to be so tasty that I will definitely add this to my list of favorites. It is a great compliment after any meal especially on a colds winter night. I found this recipe on the Taste of home website, I changed it a bit and added some chocolate to it, but I think you will enjoy this recipe!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 1/2 tsp almond or vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°
In a medium mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each. Stir in the sour cream and extract (I used almond, but either would be tasty).
Combine the dry ingredients in another mixing bowl, and then add to creamed mixture. Mix until combined.
Line two baking sheets with foil and and grease the foil. Divide the dough into three equal pieces. On a lightly floured surface shape the dough into three equal sized loaves and place on the foil. They will spread a little so leave them about two inches apart.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let cool about 15 minutes on a wire rack.
Place on cutting board and cut in 3/4 - 1 inch thick pieces. Place cut side down and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake them again for 8-10 minutes or until just golden brown, turn them over and bake again for another 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Baking them each time will give them the crispy taste of biscotti.
To drizzle with chocolate simply melt about 2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips, 2 tbsp milk and 1/4 cup powdered sugar. I find the double boiler method to work the best. Once this mixture has melted completly, using a fork drizzle chocolate over the biscotti. Let dry and serve with some coffee or tea and enjoy!!