Thursday, February 10, 2011

Make These!!

Two dessert ideas to share with you today. They are both super easy and tasty! This is chocolate fire cake. I am not a big chocolate fan, but this was superb! Just the right amount of chocolate - with a bite of cayenne. Delicious! I found the recipe on Shelterrific.

This is cranberry-pistachio biscotti. The recipe I have calls for almonds, but I substituted pistachios instead. The next time I make these, I will use less white chocolate drizzle. It should be much thinner (it was too thick for me, I took it off - but my kids loved it!). Recipe below:

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 nutmeg
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 Tbs vanilla or almond flavoring
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 325*.
Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk together eggs, egg whites & extract in a separate bowl. Add to dry ingredients, mixing until just moist (using an electric mixer on medium speed). Add cranberries & almonds; mix thoroughly.

On a floured surface, divide batter in half & pat each half into a log approximately 14 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

Reduce oven to 300*. Cut biscotti into 1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on cookie sheet and bake for an additional 20 minutes. Let cool & drizzle with chocolate or white chocolate.

1 comment:

sbaily said...

erin, it looks great, but your blog on this site are few and far between. you need to get back in your mode to blog evrey day, we miss them