Vanishing Biscotti

Guess which one has the cookies in it

Guess which one has the cookies in it

The first rule of food blogging: Remember to snap a picture of whatever you’ll be writing about. Never, for instance, bake cookies for a coworker and take them off to work without first artfully displaying them or at least snapping a shot of them cooling on a rack. Anyway enjoy this random shot of our new kitchen canisters.

Biscotti with Pecans, Dates and White Chocolate

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Butter and flour a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Create a well in the center. Add eggs, honey and vanilla. Stir until incorporated. Add nuts, dates and chocolate and mix again. If the dough is a little dry, work it with your hands until just incorporated. Drop dough onto baking sheet in two even logs, about two inches wide and 10-12 inches long. Bake until golden and firm. Let cool for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325. Once biscotti has cooled slightly cut them at a diagonal in roughly 1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for 10 minutes longer.

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This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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20 Responses to Vanishing Biscotti

  1. Hahaha, boy I hate it when that happens :) I’ve been facing the reverse lately. Cooking things from your site/other bloggers’ sites, snapping the pics, and just never getting around to posting them saying a huge thank you. :) Love the combination of flavours in these.

  2. rutheh says:

    I know they were just lovely. AND delicious.

  3. TasteFood says:

    Great tins. I think I know those biscotti.

  4. Some sychronicity going on here, Greg. I just bought some delicious dates and I guess I can replace pecans with walnuts. Nice recipe.

  5. Sounds like a winning combination – no wonder you didn’t get a chance to take a picture!

  6. lvaletutto says:

    I love your canisters!

  7. You’re right. I need to keep the camera more handy in the kitchen. I hate it when I break into packages and then realize, I never recorded the ingredients. Vanishing is right. I have never considered white chocolate chips in biscotti. As always, thank you for the recipe.

  8. Like the recipe – but want the tins!!! Please! Carina

  9. billpeeler says:

    I’ve made biscotti a couple times as gifts for people. Has always seemed to me a better gift than keeping it all for myself – I guess I want to keep a cake or soft cookies for myself? And if I received those canisters as a gift, that would be just fine with me as well!

  10. Kristy says:

    Ha! That’s hilarious! Love the canisters. Bet the biscotti were good too! :)

  11. LOL! That has happened to me at least once or twice!

  12. Sherry says:

    so where did you get the cannisters? lol

  13. Nice canisters! Oh, and I’m making biscotti today!

  14. I believe you – it’s happened to me so many times! Lovely tins…we all want some now :)

  15. Well, they sound delicious.. ;-)

  16. ChgoJohn says:

    I’ve no doubt your biscotti were delicious and we got to see you new canisters. I’d say it’s a great post.

  17. egg me on says:

    Ha! I can picture then and know they were great.

  18. Carolyn Chan says:

    Wow that’s some fancy biscotti and your lucky coworker ! And how cute are those canisters ??

  19. Hehe! They look delicious! ;)

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