Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eggless Chocolate and Oats Biscotti - Home baker's Challenge - Step by step

 Biscottis are Italian cookies, which are baked twice to attain the crispness . It is also called as "coffee cookies".This month, Priya Suresh, gave us this challenge. The challenge included savoury and sweet biscottis. First , I thought, I would prepare savoury biscottis. But my chocolate loving son said" Iwant chocolate biscottis". Without , further a due, I went to bake chocolate biscottis. After baking the biscottis, he was so excited and finished the box within 2 days. This is something rare in our home, as I have to feed everything to my boys, except chocolates. After finishing up his biscottis , Rohith said " Mom , when I grow up, I want to learn how to make bisctottis". I asked why ?. He said, "Because I love these cookies and want to make them on my own." I was so happy by his verdict. Have to thank Priya for her recipe. Geared up again to make the cookies . Try these simple , healthy cookies.

1. All purpose flour   -   1+1/4cup
2. Rolled oats             -   1/2cup
3. Cocoa powder        -    1tbsp
4. Melted chocolate    -    1/4cup
5. Chocolate chips      -    2tbsp
6. Powdered Sugar      -   3/4cup
7. Baking powder        -   1tsp
8.Baking soda              -   1/2tsp
9. Butter                       -  1/2cup(room temperature)
10. Vanilla extract       -   1tsp
 11. Salt                        - a pinch       
Take the flour,rolled oats,cocoa powder,baking soda,baking powder,salt in a vessel. I have used instant oats, instead of rolled oats. It works fine.

Meanwhile whisk together the butter,sugar until they turns smooth.

Add vanilla extract to the whisked sugar butter mixture. Whisk it again ,till it is combined.

Take the semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe cup. Melt it ,till it becomes smooth. It took me around 45 sec for this 1/4 cup of chocolate to melt.

Add in the melted chocolate,vanilla extract and give a quick stir.

Now whisk again ,so that the chocolate gets mixed into it. 

Now add all the dry ingredients. With the chocolate chips also.

Use a rubber spatula and mix it well. Now the dough will not be able to combine.
Gradually add milk to form a pliable dough.It took me almost 5 to 6 tsp of milk.
But after baking, it I felt , I should have added much more milk ,to get the biscottis without any cracks. Next time, planned to add more milk. Now transfer the dough to the working area. Form two logs as hown in the picture.
Now transfer the logs to a greased pan. Make sure ,you leave spaces between the logs. Because, while baking, the logs will expamnd in width.
Pre heat the oven for 350 degrees F. Bake the logs for 20 - 25 minutes. Cool the baked log completely. Here is what I was telling about. If you have much cracks, then we will not be able to cut the logs without any crumbs.
Once the logs are cooled, cut them into medium slices .Arrange the cut slices on the pan again. Just bake for 5 more minutes.

Once they are baked for 5 minutes, trun them around and again bake for 5 more minutes. Cool the biscottis on wire rack and store in air tight containers. 
* If you feel the logs are not binded together, then add little more milk.
* If you feel the dough is bit sticky, then add more flour.
* We can also use parchment paper to line the pan. 


divya said...

looks sooo yummy n healthy....nice clicks..

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy biscotti dear...nice clicks

great-secret-of-life said...

looks so tasty and crispy

Hari Chandana said...

Perfectly done.. great job.. :)

Priya Anandakumar said...

The biscottis look so tempting and so perfectly baked dear... love it...

சாரதா சமையல் said...

சூப்பரா இருக்குப்பா!

Unknown said...

Delicious biscotti Savitha Looks perfect.

Torviewtoronto said...

biscotti looks wonderful

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