Gotta have some goodies on hand for my ma’s visit! She’s a queen baker, so I have a lot to live up to… and I think she’s going to love these ONE WW POINT biscotti cookies!
Start with amazing coffee (from Ristretto Roasters in NE Portland):
Sliced, after the first round of baking:
Final product, after the second bake:
Chocolate Espresso Biscotti
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 tbsp ground coffee
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
3 tbsp strong brewed coffee
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray, set aside.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, almonds, cocoa, ground coffee, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, brewed coffee, and vanilla. Add the sugar mixture to flour mixture and beat on low speed until well combined and a fairly dry dough forms. Divide the dough in two. On a lightly floured surface, use the palms of your hands to shape each half of the dough into a log about 15 inches long X 1 3/4 inches wide X 1 inch high. Transfer the logs to the prepared baking sheet and pat down the tops until each piece is about 3/4 inch high and 2 inches wide.
4. Bake until the logs are firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 mins. Transfer the logs to a cutting board and let cool 10 minutes. With a serrated knife, cut the logs crosswise into 1/2 inch slices, 42 total biscotti. Arrange the cookies on a single layer baking sheet. Lower the oven temperature to 300F. Bake the biscotti 12 minutes per side, turning once. Transfer to a wire rack. The biscotti will crisp as they cool.
1 point per biscotti
And here’s my lunch for the day: One can tuna, one pita (torn into small pieces), chopped parsley, chopped radishes and chopped cucumber all mixed together with lemon juice, red wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt and LOTS of pepper. So good!
Heading to a spin class pretty soon… and then down to Eugene overnight.
Safe travels, Mom! See you tomorrow!