Triple Chocolate Almond Biscotti – Treat your palate!

Any occasion where food is served piques my interest. Peggy Ann Turner staged a wonderful art exhibit and baked her own treats for visitors. As usual, I asked for the recipe, explaining how it would be shared. Lucky for us, Peggy Ann readily agreed. These biscotti taste unique. They have a sweetness that demands your attention, a perfect texture and a lovely appearance.

Triple Chocolate Almond Biscotti Ingredients:

  • 1 c slivered almonds
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter
  • 2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/4 c unbleached flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment
paper. In a dry frying pan, toast almonds over medium heat until they
are a light brown colour. Set aside to cool.

With an electric mixer, cream butter and brown sugar together
until soft, smooth and light in colour, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg
and stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Add flour and stir thoroughly.

Shape dough into a 3 inch wide log and place on baking sheet. Bake
for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees. With a serrated knife, cut log into
slices just under 1/2 inch. Lay slices on baking sheet and bake for
20 minutes. Biscotti can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. Makes 20 biscotti.

Final notes:

  • Thanks to Peggy Ann for this recipe from the Pan Chancho Bakery, in Kingston, Ontario. The photos and the beautiful segment of a Bali painting are courtesy of Peggy Ann as well. How can one woman be so capable?
  • There may still be some extraordinary paintings  available from Peggy Anne’s recent shows.
  • In case you were wondering, Peggy Ann is also an architect and interior designer with tips for you on how and how not to decorate.
  • Enter the draw before May 4, 2012  for Jittery Cook‘s Blueberry Gin. Fill out the comment form on HOW (above) to send me your best recipes to share. Only 5 entrants so far, so your chances of winning are excellent! If you prefer, you can remain anonymous.

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