Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Breakfast Biscotti

It's Dorie's Cookies week at Tuesdays With Dorie (TWD). The selected bake is Breakfast Biscotti. I like eating biscotti. They are great for snacking anytime. Crispy, crunchy, and especially good with a cup of hot coffee or tea. 

I have made biscotti with sticky dough before, but Dorie's Breakfast Biscotti dough is easy to work with. The dough is soft but not sticky. The only change I've made, is to reduce the sugar from 150gm to 100gm. I have used my homemade granola using Dorie's recipe, Crispy Granola from Baking Chez Moi. The granola was so good, that I had to reserve a cup to make this biscotti, before they are all gone.



The dough is divided into two, spaced them well apart on a parchment lined baking tray. They really spread quite a bit after baking. Cool them for about 20 minutes before slicing into 1/2-inch slices. I used a serrated knife and the baked dough fell apart. The outer crust was crispy after baking, so I left it overnight to cool down completely before the final baking. The next morning, I used a serrated knife again to slice the baked dough, and they still fall apart. I then switched to a regular sharp kitchen knife, and the slices are perfectly sliced without any bits falling off. 


A tray of sliced biscotti about to go into the oven for the final baking.



These biscotti baked to a lovely golden brown. They are crispy, crunchy and delicious, but just a tad sweet for us even though I have reduced the sugar. The next time when I make this again, I will reduce maybe another 2 tablespoons of sugar. I like that they are not hard crispy, but with a  light crispy crunch. A winner!  I've enjoyed a few slices with a cup of black unsweetened coffee and it was good!

Recipe for these cookies can be obtained from Dorie's website, here. To see what other bakers thought of these cookies, please visit the links at TWD.


12 comments:

  1. How funny! I used my thin serrated bread knife with no problems!

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  2. Who wouldn't love cookies for the breakfast? I surely do! These look great!

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  3. They look great! I didn't make these, but now I want to!

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  4. Oh they look so perfect, just beautiful really. I love it when you play around with the sugar in things and then let us know how that works, I feel like I should be paying you for research! ;-)

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  5. Sorry they fell apart for you. We enjoyed these.

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  6. Yours are perfect!! But yes, it does take some practice slicing them so they don't fall apart. Nicely done!

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  7. Biscotti is one on my to-bake list for a long time but haven't got around to it yet *sigh* Your biscotti certainly looks delicious and beautifully-baked ! Hopefully , I can bake one recipe sooner rather later :D

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  8. biscotti perfection! good tip on the sharp knife.

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  9. So much depends on finding the right knife for the job! They look perfect.

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  10. Love biscottis and these look wonderful Joyce !

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  11. Your biscotti look great. Good to know you can significantly decrease the sugar to no ill effect.

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