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259: Chocolate Overload!

Went over to E’s place yesterday to bake a batch of Triple Chocolate Walnuts Cookies for our good friend studying in Beijing now. Why triple chocolate? The cookie is just an overload of chocolate – cocoa powder, melted chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate chips. It was good and chocolatey and I’m sure she’ll love them!

I made some chocolate walnut biscottis last night as well, out of pure boredom. And it turned out really really delicious! It’s my first time making a biscotti! And the biscotti was really delightful. However, it didn’t turn out that pretty although the taste was really good. When I was baking the log of biscotti, there were distinct cracks on the top of the biscotti, which made cutting it into slices quite a chore. But I managed to do so, carefully! But the slices were still a little thick. Hmm. But still, it was really delicious! I’ll definitely need to experience with other recipes to get the perfect recipe. But still this recipe is definitely worth a try!

Here it is:) Got the recipe from Evan’s Kitchen Ramblings, a really lovely food blog with really lovely photography! I replaced the almonds with walnuts!

Chocolate Walnut Biscottis

60g salted butter

100g caster sugar

1 egg, beaten

1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

150g plain flour

20g cocoa powder (i used valrhona)

3/4 tsp double acting baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup walnuts
directions :

1. Beat butter, then add sugar gradually and cream til light and fluffy.

2. add in beaten egg & vanilla extract.

3. sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder & baking soda together.

4. fold dry ingredients into the butter mixture, then add in walnuts.

5. transfer soft dough onto baking tray lined with greaseproof baking paper. shape into a log and use a fork to poke some holes.

6. bake in a preheated oven of 180C for abt 35-40 mins.

7. leave to cool, then slice them into 1 inch thickness.

8. line the biscotti on baking tray then bake them again on 170C for 12-15 mins until crisp at the edges.

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