Before I forget (which I say because I already did once and am now revising this post), I have updated pictures for you.
Adapted from HoneyB (see above) and allrecipes.com
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used natural, Scharffen Berger)
2 t baking powder
3/4 cup chocolate chips, chopped roughly (or use miniature)
1 egg yolk, beaten
1 T water
coarse grey sea salt for sprinkling on log before baking
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and sea salt. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, instant espresso and baking powder; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Dough will be stiff, so mix in the last bit by hand. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Divide dough into two equal parts and shape them into 9x2x1 inch logs directly on the baking sheet, about 4 inches apart. Brush them with a mixture of water and yolk. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. If your oven is uneven (mine is) be sure to rotate front to back halfway through. Cool on baking sheet for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 F.
Using a serrated knife, slice the loaves diagonally into 1 inch slices. Return the slices to the baking sheet, placing them upright. Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until dry. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.
I love what you did to the recipe! I’ll have to try you version now – and will of course, have to share with Kristina!
noble pig says
The kitchen is looking wonderful, I love the pulls. And the biscotti…ooohhh, ahhhh…wow.
The house… beautiful. and the biscotti… pretty darn mouthwatering!
Brownie and biscotti in one! Seems like my dream thing!… I like that one lone biscotti on the top balance the way it did.
That Girl says
oooohhh it’s a trick…Is it a brownie or is it biscotti….brownie? biscotti?
The house looks great!! (And so do the biscotti…mine have not been turning out too well for me this week. 🙁 ) I’m so excited for you guys!!
The kitchen looks great!!!
Since I hate coffee I will leave all the biscotti to you…. 😉
You all are making some serious progress on your house!
Is that a desk in there too, between the bookshelves (which is like heaven on earth… so jealous!).
Love the drawer pulls too – very pretty!
I’m so jealous of your double oven!
Those biscotti look great. I was thinking of making the DOUBLE CHOCOLATE WALNUT BISCOTTI from Gourmet that has been mentioned a couple of times on the CLBB.
But then I saw this….. such decisions.
Great pics — you would laugh if you saw how small my apartment kitchen is. Storage, what’s that.