Double Chocolate Walnut Biscotti (Twice Baked)
2 Cups Flour (Unbleached All-Purpose)
1 Cup Sugar
½ Tsp Baking Powder
½ Tsp Salt
½ Cup Cocoa Powder
½ Cup Chocolate Chips (add more to preference)
1/4 Cup chopped walnuts (optional)
4 Tbsp (½ stick) COLD Butter
1 Tbsp Milk
2 Large Eggs
½ Tsp Vanilla Extract
Preheat Oven at 350 degrees.
Grease a baking tray and set aside (Crisco or Pan baking spray is fine)
In a small put the 2 eggs, Vanilla and milk.
Set aside, to get to room temp.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and salt.
Sift so the mixture is blended well.
Running a whisk through it works as well.
Now prepare to use your hands.
Cut the butter into small chunks and add to flour mixture. Then with your hands in the mix, break up the butter and blend it with the mixture using your fingers. (Pastry cutter works too) DO NOT USE MIXER!
You want this dry mixture to appear like crumbs. Add chocolate chips and chopped walnuts now.
Once you have a good mix, create a well in your dry bowl and pour in your wet ingredients.
Stir this mixture with a wooden spoon until it is too hard to mix.
The mixture will be crumbly.
From here finish mixing your ingredients with your hands like kneading bread., then roll it into a ball.
Transfer your mixture to a floured surface and roll out your ball to resemble a 10-12" log.
Bring your dough over to prepped baking tray. Using your hands flatten the log into a large oval shape.
It should now be 6" wide and 20" long or more.
Bake for 30 minutes
When you take it out of the oven, let it cool for only 5-8 minutes.
Then with a sharp knife cut the biscotti out into 3/4 inch wedges.
You should get about 12-15 pieces.
After cutting, flip the biscotti wedges on their sides and place back in the over for 10-12 more minutes.
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