I was talking to my sister the other day before I posted the cinnamon roll recipe, and we were laughing about the desire we both have to develop our own “best” recipes. Basically, if I want to make cookies, I want to know exactly what they will be like when I start. I want to know what I am going to get if I start out to bake bread. Cinnamon rolls had long been in that group for me, but a number of other recipes have joined in as “these are the ones I make” favorites.
Biscotti is a relative new comer in our family, but it has made its way to the top of the charts! Anyway, I have launched a campaign to share all these favorites with you as I make them. Don’t worry, there aren’t too many – it won’t take long.
Upcoming favorites include sandwich bread, baguettes, bagels, sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and pitas. Afterwards or during, or whenever I feel like it there will be some non-baking recipes, but we will see when that happens, the dinner time rush being what it is and all!
White Chocolate, Strawberry, and Pistachio Biscotti
In a bowl combine: 3 c. flour, 2 t. baking powder, and 1/2 t. salt
In another bowl blend 3 eggs with 1 c. sugar, 2 T. oil, and 2 1/2 t. vanilla
Dump the dry mix in the wet, and mix until combined. With a wooden spoon stir in about 1/2 c. shelled pistachios, 3/4 c. chopped dried strawberries, 1/2 c. or so of white chocolate chips, and a smattering of mini chocolate chips. On a parchment lined baking sheet, pat into a long flat loaf with wet hands (about 5″ wide and 15″ long). Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until lightly brown and not squishy to the touch. Pull out, reduce the temp in the oven to 325, and let cool on the counter for at least 20 minutes. Using a bread knife, cut into one inch slices, and line up on the same sheet with new parchment. Bake for another 20 minutes or so, or until desired state of crunchiness is achieved. These are great with tea or coffee, frozen or not. My kids love to just gnaw on them, I dunk them in late night coffee, my husband takes them to work, and my 90 year old grandfather just told me he thinks he is addicted.