Course 3: Double Chocolate Fennel Biscotti
(Adapted from fellow Virtual Potluck Blogger Theresa with Food Hunter's Guide)
2 Cups Unbleached AP Flour
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Ground Fennel (from the Red Stick Spice Company)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/4 Pound Butter, Softened
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
|Double Chocolate Fennel Biscotti|
In a bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, ground fennel seeds, and salt. In an electric mixer bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined. Add vanilla. Mix in flour mixture a little at a time. Stir in chocolate chips.
On the prepared baking sheet with floured hands, form the dough into two slightly flattened logs, approximately 3/4 inch thick. Bake for about 35 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch. Cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Cut logs diagonally into slices. Arrange cut sides down on baking sheet and bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.