Today, I made Biscotti--one of my favorites to make because I love those crunchy bites and they're great for dunking. This basic recipe allows you to find your favorite flavors to enhance the dough and I've chosen Chai and Almond. I always think of Kelly when I bake with Chai flavors because she was the one to introduce me to Chai Tea back in the 90s. The spices usually include, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Cardamon, and black pepper. I think it goes quite nicely with the season and a lovely snow storm possibly heading our way for the weekend!
Chocolate Dipped Chai~Almond Biscotti
4 T (1/2 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 T Chai Spice flavorings
While the Biscotti is cooling, melt Ghirardelli Bittersweet Melting Chocolate in a double boiler. I used a glass bowl over a sauce pan with about 1" of water in it.
I dip the bottoms, but you can choose what area you want to dip! I place the dipped biscotti on parchment to set--takes about 30 minutes before you can package them up.
Now, as promised..ta da...January's Give-Away Apron~