December 20, 2012

Peppermint Sourdough Biscotti

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Peppermint Sourdough Biscotti





Peppermint Sourdough Biscotti

Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup fed sourdough starter
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candies
  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, beat in vanilla extract, then stir in sourdough starter. 
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in peppermint candies. Gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until blended (dough will be stiff). 
  3. Divide dough in half, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, roll each portion into a 12 x 2 inch rectangle. Bake at 350ยบ for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, carefully remove to wire racks. 
  4. Cool for 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board, cut diagonally with a serrated sharp knife into 1/2 inch slices, place cut side down on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until firm. 
  5. Remove to wire racks to cool

Chocolate Glaze

Ingredients
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Cooking Directions
  1. In a microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Stir until smooth. 
  2. Drizzle chocolate over biscotti, sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.






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