Monday, November 22, 2010

Biscotti's with Goji Berries & Walnuts & Chocolate Chips

One of my friends got me a box of raisin & chocolate chips biscotti's and I noticed that my daughter was religiously eating 2 every morning with a glass of milk. I knew once these were over I had to bake her a new batch and incorporate some healthier  ingredients :)  So I started surfing the net and came across Kate's recipe for pistachio cranberry biscotti's made with olive oil, it had already been rated and had super reviews.  I knew this was the one for my daughter .I just finished baking a batch of 2 dozen biscotti's and have my daughter raving about how good these are :) Mission accomplished !!!

I baked these with Goji Berries,walnuts & pistachio's . On very popular demand I also added chocolate chips ;) These turned out crispy soft  on the inside with a perfect crunchy crust and the nuts and berries add that extra nutty goodness. I am happy that my daughter now gets her share of the magic Goji Berries -The latest wonder/magic food packed with the most essential anti oxidants. Here goes the recipe :

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
cooking time: 45 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 45 minutes
Makes: 2 dozen

Ingredients:
Olive oil: 1/4 th cup ,light
3/4 cup white sugar
vanilla extract: 2 tsp
almond extract: 1/2tsp
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
eggs: 2
1/4 tsp salt
baking powder: 1 tsp
walnuts,pistachio's & Goji berries: 1 1/2 cups
Chocolate chips: 2tbsp

Method:
1. preheat oven to 300 degree f
2. In a large brown mix sugar & olive oil and mix till well blended. Mix in the vanilla & almond extract and then beat in the eggs. Combine flour,baking powder & salt; gradually add this to the egg,sugar & oil mixture. Mix the nuts and berries by hand.
3. Divide dough in half. make two logs 12 by 2 inches on a cookie sheet that has been lined by a parchment paper.Dough will be sticky so use cold water on your hands to handle it better, and then spread this on the parchment paper.
4.bake for 35 minutes in the pre-heated oven or until the logs turn a little brown. remove from oven and set them aside for 10 minutes to cool down.Then cut them diagonally into 3/4 inch slices with a sharp knife. Meanwhile turn the oven temperature to 275 degrees f.
5. Now put these slices back on the parchment paper on the cookie sheet and bake them for 10 minutes or until dry. Cool and store them in an air tight container. They store well :) enjoy them with a glass of cold milk,a cuppa hot tea or coffee.

Note: If the pistachio's are salted,then eliminate the salt from the recipe.

16 comments:

  1. hi kavita,

    awesome tea time biscotti with rich dry fruits. looks perfect:)

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  2. delicious to snack on yummy biscotti

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  3. first time to your awesome space-- am loving it! ur other blog is also so very interesting---funky n unique recipes!

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  4. Pass me the plate please,very tempting snack,love the nuts,chocolate and berries in there.Yum!Yum!

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  5. Wanna grab some... Thanks for sharing the recipe...

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  6. very tempting snack, want to grab some...

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  7. Hi first time here...Awesome biscotti....Dp visit my blog...

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  8. I love biscottis and this looks ultimately yummy...Would really love to taste them...

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  9. Hey Kavi,

    Beautifullllll dear...Send me some!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  10. Looks awesome !!
    http://www.padhuskitchen.com

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  11. LOOKING SO FENTASTIC KI GRAB IT JUST NOW CRISPY COOKIES

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  12. Love them..looks so yummy and tempting snack

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  13. Its so tempting.. I can have it with good cup of tea :)

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  14. My sweet friend Kavita-Did not know you make biscottis. What a yummy recipe, and perfect photos of them. I don't do a whole lot of baking, but biscotti is one of my specialties. This recipe, I don't have, and would like to add to my collection.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Kids are a perfect taste for a good recipe and appears you have passed with flying colors:)
    I do make biscotties but this combination sounds really interesting..especially the goji berries!

    US Masala

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  16. hi can i know what are goji berries called in hindi or gujarati and where one can find them in mumbai as i m trying to find out about them since quite a long time..thanks

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