Monday, September 14, 2009

Chocolate Biscoti - Gluten-free


Years ago I was doing a drapery consultation for an Italian family in Vancouver. The home belonged to the grandparents but children and grandchildren were visiting. They introduced me to Biscotti that the grandmother had made - obviously a treat for her grandchildren.
I never dreamed that one day in the future I would be the grandmother making Biscotti as a treat for my own granddaughter.
My youngest granddaughter's favorite is Chocolate Biscotti spread with Nutella. I love how her eyes light up when I tell her I've made it for her.
Chocolate Biscotti INGREDIENTS
1 cup brown rice flour
1/3 cup potato starch
1/4 cup tapioca startch
1/4 sweet rice flour
1/2 cup almond flour (I just grind my own in a coffee grinder)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. xanthan gum
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
METHOD
*Put all dry ingredients into ziplock bag and mix thoroughly - set aside
*Cream butter until creamy, add sugar and beat until very fluffy. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Add vanilla
*Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and beat until well mixed into smooth dough.
*Form soft dough into a ball and refrigeratefor 1 hr. or overnight.
*Divide dough into three pieces, form each piece into a log, and place on a large baking sheet.
*Bake at 350' for 20 minutes. Let cool , then cut into diagonal slices. Place face down on baking sheet and bake until dry - another 15-20 minutes.
*Let air dry until completely cooled.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for this. My husband is gluten free and I am always looking for a recipe that I can make for him...and that tastes GOOD! :-)

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  2. Julie, those look really good! Kathy

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  3. Wow, this sounds delish and with Nutella on top...yum!

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  4. I want to say .. .they look real. . .
    I am continually impressed with all the recipes you are able to convert for all our celiac friends. .well done!

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  5. I used to make biscotti all the time but after going gluten free I wasn't sure I would be able to find a good recipe. I can't wait to try this.

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  6. I myself am not a "biscotti" person nor is my family...but I have several online friends who I know for sure enjoy them...so am passing this recipe on...sounds easy and delicious!!! I really enjoy your recipes...keep them comin!!! hugs from Ora in KY

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  7. I'm another gluten-free mennonite woman who really appreciates your recipes. This one looks very yummy indeed!

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  8. These look fantastic, Julie! I think I'm going to have to bake up a batch in the near future. Mmm...smothered with Nutella yet?? Perfect!

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  9. Very yummy, however, my logs didn't spread out quite as much as yours did, so I am calling mine "baby biscotti's". Once again, the celiacs in my life are totally benefitting from your recipes! What would I do without your gluten free recipes that actually taste fantastic? I am taking my "baby biscotti's" to a christmas party tonight where there are several gluten free people. Merry Christmas to them!

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