Chai and White Chocolate Biscotti

Chai and White Chocolate Biscotti IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Chai and White Chocolate Biscotti IMAGE

Dotted with chocolate and pistachios, this after-dinner treat begs to be dipped in tea.

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday Baking 2015

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons each aniseed ground cardamom and ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 200 g white chocolate (about 7 oz) chopped
  • 1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios
  • 1 egg whites
  • 3/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Method

In large bowl, beat butter with granulated sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, aniseed, cardamom, ginger, salt and cloves; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Knead gently to form smooth dough. Stir in chocolate and pistachios. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured work surface, shape each half into 12-inch (30 cm) long log. Arrange, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet; flatten slightly. Whisk egg white with 1 tsp water; brush over tops. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven just until light golden, about 35 minutes. Let cool on pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to cutting board. Cut diagonally into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Arrange, 1/2-inch (1 cm) apart, on baking sheets. Bake in 300°F (150°C) oven until almost dry, about 35 minutes. Transfer to racks to cool.

In bowl, whisk icing sugar with milk until smooth; spoon into piping bag fitted with small plain tip. Pipe squiggles over biscotti. Let stand until dry, about 20 minutes. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container; store for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts per cookie: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 80 mg
  • Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 155.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 63 mg
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 22 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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