Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

Making this gluten-free biscotti was a bit of a challenge, mostly in getting it to hold together. It never was as dry as the biscotti you might find at a coffee shop, and not as light and airy. It was more like the stuff that paperweights are made of. It was tasty, that's for sure, but one definitely needed a cup of coffee for dunking the biscotti (preferably coffee with Half n Half). I suppose I could have cut the slices a bit thinner.

Try this recipe on your gluten intolerant friends. or just your intolerant friends. I think that either would enjoy it, although your intolerant friends may not admit it. Make sure to accompany it with that cup of coffee I mentioned.

Chocolate-Almond Biscotti, Gluten-free
(If you do not want to make this gluten-free, just use all purpose flour in the place of the flours listed, and omit the xanthan gum.)

1 1/2 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. potato starch
1/4 c. tapioca flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. xanthan gum
1/4 t. salt
4 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. cocoa
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional)
2 T. butter
1/4 c. instant coffee
1-2 c. slivered almonds

Lay a piece of parchment paper on a heavy jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. I like to use parchment because then the biscotti doesn't stick.

Mix the ingredients and roll into a ball, then flatten it out into an oblong shape (see above).
Bake at 370 degrees for 20 minutes, then allow to cool for 5 minutes
Cut the biscotti into half inch slices (this is where I went wrong) at a diagonal and lay cut side down.

Reduce heat to 275 degrees and bake another 15 minutes.
Turn biscotti to other side and bake another 15 minutes.
Repeat this until the biscotti is as dry as you like it.

It takes at least a couple pieces to really test it. :-)

There you are! Now go get that cup of coffee. :-)

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Unknown said...

I love biscotti!! Yours look really good... biscotti was made for dunking!!! :)

Deborah said...

Yum, these look so good. Yes, biscotti is made for dunking. And yes to that coffee with half n half. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, I know that biscotti is made for dunking, but this stuff would break a tooth if you didn't have that cup of coffee! :-)

Under Her Wings said...

Mmmm....(I think I've said that to you before!) I love biscotti, and my grandgirls and I may have to do this for one of our home economics days. I may not be able to wait until then! Haven't "talked" to you in awhile, so I thought I'd just say hello and I pray that God will richly bless you day and the remainder of your week.

Yenta Mary said...

Chocolate Almond cookies are Chocolate Almond cookies -- still fabulous! And the coffee is mandatory!!!

Under Her Wings said...

Judy, I subscribed to your email, so I will be able to email these sorts of things to you, but please be in prayer for Amy, the mother of the little baby David (Captain Snuggles) that I asked you earlier to pray for. He passed away last night, and there is a broken hearted mom today. Thanks for praying.

Sunny Sue said...

This looks so good! Guess I would have to dunk mine in milk. No coffee for me. But nothing goes better with chocolate than milk, right?

Johnnie said...

We are a sunny 37 degrees here in central Indiana today. Sending you some sunshine. Drooling over these "heavy" biscottis!

the country cook said...

Oh yum, yum, yum!

Unknown said...

Thanks for linking up to Made From Scratch Tuesday and posting my button! Hope to see you next week! http://www.messhalltobistro.blogspot.com/search/label/Made From Scratch Tuesday
btw..."intolerant friends"...made me laugh!

Judy S. said...

Sounds yummy to me!

Miz Helen said...

I would love your Biscotti to go with my afternoon tea. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I would like to invite you to bring a dish to my Full Plate Thursday, hope to see you there.

Rachel said...

I need to learn to bake! My dad would love this!!


Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Those look perfect!!!! Well done.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Candace said...

That is just a slice of chocolate heaven. I sure wish I had some now with a hot cup of coffee. Perfect for this dreary, cold afternoon!

Michelle said...

I love biscotti! It is something I have made myself and it turned out great. Thanks for reminding me to try out another batch. I'm a little intimidated about the glutton free recipe though. I might default to my old recipe. It was a nut, chocolate chip and cranberry biscotti.

Mama Hen said...

Oh my goodness this looks delicious. It would be perfect with a cup of coffee and a good book. Yummy! I hope you are doing well. Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Tiffanee said...

You had me with the chocolate almond combination. Looks delicious. Now I have to make me some.

Gluten-Free said...

Those look so good, I will definatley have to try your recipe.
Thank-you for linking up again this week with my Food and Health Carnival.
Have a great weekend.
Lisa's Gluten-Free Advice and Healthy Living

Patti said...

Oh wow! And they are gluten free! I am bookmarking this recipe. I host a monthly bible study for moms, and one of the moms eats gluten-free. I am always looking for lovely decadent recipes to try for her, since she rarely does anything special for herself. Thank you!

Denise said...

yummy in my tummy.


Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS... we are already enjoying a ton of recipes, so make sure to stop back by and see all the different CHOCOLATE stuff! It's gonna be one SWEET week of all CHOCOLATE!

And don't forget to come back next week for "HIDDEN INGREDIENT"... "What can you hide in your recipes?"


yvette said...

I love all biscotti beacause of their easy baking method and these sound delcious!


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