Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chef Chuck's Chocolate Mint Biscotti




Biscotti di Cioccolato alla Menta



Biscotti with a new twist, mint cookie that is coated with a chocolate mint ganache. A cool and refreshing minty biscotti, one of my favorites.


Chocolate Mint Biscotti
2/3 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour plus 2 tablespoons
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Bake nuts 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees, cool and chop, set aside. In a mixer cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, vanilla, mint extract, flour, baking powder, salt and nuts. Grease a baking pan, divide dough in half, place on pan 1/2" high and about 3 1/2" wide. Bake at 325 degrees about 25 minutes, cool 5 - 10 minutes, cut 1" thick, and bake another 5 minutes. Remove cookies and cool on rack.


Chocolate Ganache
1 cup semi sweet chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon mint extract


In a double boiler combine all ingredients, stirring. 
 Pour over cookies and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Makes about 18 biscotti.

10 comments:

  1. My favorite flavor combination all together in a gorgeous cookie. This is hard to beat, Chef. Not sure how you can keep topping yourself, but you always do!

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  2. Hello Bridgett, This also is my favorite, like mint chip ice cream!
    I love your kindness, thank you for your encouraging comment !!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE biscotti and though I make them occasionally I have never dipped them in Ganache. Brilliant and they look so luscious! I am trying this! And I love trying new biscotti recipes!

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  4. Hello Jamie! Me too I love biscotti, plus this one has mint in the recipe!
    Please try, enjoy:)
    Thank you

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  5. Biscotti is one of my favourite things, to have with my coffee, but I have never tried this chocolate mint combination...which must be mouthwatering!
    Un beso, from Koh Samui, Thailand!

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  6. Hi Cristina! You would enjoy the freshness ~mint~, of the bite!! Thank you,
    Enjoy your stay:)

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  7. an these too!! too awesome!!

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  8. The coolness of the ~mint~ reminded me of the good old thin mint cookies, from the girl scouts!!

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  9. Chef Chuck! This will be just the thing for the fundraising dinner I told you about. Hope to talk to you soon. Dolisa

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  10. Hello Dolisa! Great, I am glad you like!!
    Talk to you soon:)

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