Chocolate, Star Anise and Orange Biscotti

Chocolate, Star Anise and Orange Biscotti250 Image by: Chocolate, Star Anise and Orange Biscotti250 Author: Canadian Living

The flavour trifecta of chocolate, star anise and orange make these biscotti sing. They're so delicious that they will vanish before your eyes.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground star anise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz dark chocolate chopped
  • 1 egg whites

Method

In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and orange rind until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder, star anise and salt; add to butter mixture in 2 additions, stirring just until combined. Add chocolate; mix well.

Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface, shape each into 12-inch (30 cm) long rectangle. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; press to flatten slightly. Combine egg white with 1 tsp water; liberally brush over tops of biscotti.

Bake in 325?F (160?C) oven until light golden and just firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 10 minutes.

Transfer logs to cutting board. Using chef's knife, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices.

Stand slices upright, about 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart, on baking sheet. Bake in 300?F (150?C) oven until almost dry, about 35 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 38 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 100.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Potassium 36 mg
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g

%RDI

  • Iron 5.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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