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Mar 31, 2012 10:28 AM

Nutty Biscotti

Please help me correct this recipe for nutty biscotti.

1-1/2 c of sugar
1/2 pound margarine or butter
3 c unbleached flour
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
2 txp baking powder
2 c milk
1/2 c walnuts
1/2 c crushed almionds(optional)
1 c chocolate morsels (semisweet or milk chocolate)

1.Cream the sugar and margarine.Put flour in large bowl. Should I Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon,baking soda and baking powder to the flour ?? Mix well.
2.Add the milk, then mix in the nuts(coated with a little flour) and chocolate morsels.Stir will until you form a firm dough. if the dough is soft add more flour.
3. Form. 3 loaves on ungreased cookie sheet.Keep the loaves well spaced to allow the dough to spread
4. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 20 minutes until dark brown in color. Test with toothpick for doneness. Cook on rack.Cut in slices for biscotti., Store in covered container for up to two weeks.

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  1. I would sift together dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, then vanilla. Add dry ingredients, barely incorporating. Fold in nuts and chocolate.

    But the milk -- I'm very suspicious of the milk. It's an unusual addition and the quantity seems quite high. If you trust this is correct, I would alternate adding the milk and flour (f,m,f,m,f) mixing until barely incorporated before next addition.

    Did you make this and get a poor result, or are you just unclear on the directions? If it didn't work out, I would zero in on that milk. At most, I think a couple tablespoons might be needed, but I'm no biscotti expert. If it is 2T, you obviously wouldn't need to alternate it with the flour.

      1. classylady, I'm going to suggest this recipe. Close to the one you posted but closer to what I believe you are looking for. You can use or combine just about any chopped nut.

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        1. re: HillJ

          I was very suspious with the recipe. Rather than waste the nuts and chips I did another recip[e similar to mandelbrot and in addition to the chopped almond I added the chocolate cbips and all was saved.
          Thank you all for your help..