While perusing Pinterest, I came across this recipe. And as my people had just been visiting and left me a pile of lemons, limes, oranges, and avocados I had to add it to the ‘to make’ list! So the next time I went to visit the baker friend I brought an orange and went to town.
for the biscotti
6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1 orange, zested
2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
for the garnish
1 orange zested
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined, about 2 minutes.
Add in eggs, orange extract and orange zest.
Slowly add flour and baking powder.
On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, shape dough into a 12″x4″ rectangular log, patting evenly (about 1/2 inch high).
Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and slice biscotti into 16-18 slices on the diagonal.
Arrange slices on their sides, leaving a little space between each slice.
Return to oven and bake an additional 20 minutes.
Remove and cool completely before garnishing.
In a small bowl mix the zest of one orange with the sugar, using a fork.
When cool, drizzle melted chocolate over each slice. I put it in a ziplock with a teeny hole cut in the corner, makes a lovely drizzle super easy and neat.
Sprinkle sugar mixture immediately over the melted chocolate.
Enjoy with coffee, tea, or cocoa. Or even alone. It is that good. And definitely must be made again!
Direct quote of the bf, “homemade biscotti for breakfast. Better than Starbucks (highest compliment I can give for baked goods paired with coffee).”