Apricot-Chocolate-Almond Biscotti

Apricot-Chocolate-Almond Biscotti Recipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
These biscotti are crumbly delivery systems for chewy apricot bits, hunks of dark chocolate, and crunchy almonds. Prep and Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours.

Yield:

Makes about 2 dozen biscotti

Recipe from

Sunset

Nutritional Information

Calories 152
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 6.9 g
Satfat 3 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 41 mg
Cholesterol 25 mg

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
3/4 cup diced dried apricots, preferably Blenheim
2/3 cup slivered almonds
4 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350° and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt 5 to 6 times to blend. In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, vanilla, and eggs; add to flour mixture and pulse 10 to 12 times to form a dough.

2. Turn dough out into a large mixing bowl. Add apricots, almonds, and chocolate, and stir to mix thoroughly.

3. Put dough on baking sheet and form into two 12-in.-long loaves. Flatten tops slightly and bake until loaves are golden but give slightly when pressed, 25 to 30 minutes.

4. Remove loaves from oven and reduce temperature to 325°. Let loaves cool 5 minutes, then cut on the diagonal into 1/2- to 3/4-in.-thick slices. Arrange slices flat on baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool completely on racks.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per biscotti.

June 2007
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