Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti

    Chocolate and Cherry Biscotti


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    These are a great chocolate biscuit treat. The double baked chocolate biscuit is scattered with pieces of glace cherry and chocolate chips.

    Serves: 36 

    • 125g butter, softened
    • 3/4 cup (185g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons almond essence
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 cup diced glace cherries
    • 1/2 cup small chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup diced white chocolate

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a large baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the almond essence.
    3. Combine the flour and baking powder then stir into the creamed mixture until just blended.
    4. Mix in glace cherries and chocolate chips.
    5. With lightly floured hands shape dough into two 25cm long loaves. Place rolls 12cm apart on the prepared baking tray; flatten each to 6cm width.
    6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set and light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
    7. Using a serrated knife cut loaves diagonally into 1cm slices. Arrange slices cut side down on ungreased baking trays.
    8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until bottoms begin to brown. Turn and bake an additional 5 minutes or until browned and crisp. Cool completely.
    9. Melt white chocolate in the microwave stirring every 20 to 30 seconds until smooth. Drizzle biscuits with melted white chocolate. Store in tightly covered container.

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