Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lemon White Chocolate Biscotti

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You guys probably don't even recognize me lately with all these fancy schmancy recipes. I mean, a delicate dusting of powdered sugar over rustic berries? And now... this?

Gnawing on a piece of biscotti really isn't typically my style, but these are an exception. They aren't as hard as a dog treat like some biscotti are and besides, you can't say no to the lemon and white chocolate combo.

I feel compelled to give a shout out to my friend at this point in our program. I actually modified the recipe from one that she gave me (she actually made it gluten free which I stupidly haven't even tried doing yet). So here's the shout: THANK YOU SARAH, YOU ANGEL OF COOKIES. I LOVE YOU FOREVER.

Anyways, don't worry. I'll probably post a big, gooey, messy, artery clogging brownie next week so you know it's really me. Have a good day.

    • Lemon White Chocolate Biscotti  

    • Cookie Ingredients:
    • 1/4 cup softened butter
    • 6 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (You will need one lemon for the juice and zest in the cookie. You will need another whole lemon for the glaze. That's two lemons.)
    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup slivered almonds (optional)

    • Lemon White Chocolate Glaze Ingredients:
    • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips (or chopped baking chocolate would actually be better)
    • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (this juice and zest should be the entirety of your second lemon)
    • Instructions:
      Preheat oven to 325ºF. 
    • Combine the sugar and butter and mix well. Add the egg, lemon juice, and zest. 
    • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and stir into the rest of the ingredients. Stir in the white chocolate chips and almonds. 
    • Form into a 10x2 inch log. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. 
    • Bake for 40 minutes. Cool for ten minutes. Using a sharp knife (I actually used an Electric Knife) cut the log into about 1 inch slices on a slight diagonal. Arrange the slices on the baking sheet and continue baking for 25 more minutes. 

    • Combine all the ingredients for the glaze (I don't know if glaze is the best word for this, but you know what I mean). Microwave on 40% power for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until melted. Dip the bottom of each cooled biscotti in and set on a piece of parchment paper. Drizzle the remaining on top.

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