triple digit biscotti

A long time ago, back when the blog hit 20 followers or so, my mom said "be patient, triple digits are right around the corner!" I believed her, believed in this little blog, and I made it to triple digits. To celebrate, I baked you chocolate walnut biscotti! (Actually, I baked them for me. And will be giving them out to everyone who comes into contact with me for the next week because there are so many of them. Biscotti invasion!)
You all are so sweet (people always say, "your blog friends are really nice!") and I couldn't thank you enough for reading, leaving me the kindest messages and inspiring me daily! So enjoy your virtual biscotti, and if you're really cool, try making them. And remember: chances and opportunities in life will double [or triple :)] you just have to be patient. 






Chocolate Walnut Biscotti
(based on Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti by Martha Stewart)
makes about 4 dozen

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
12 ounces (about 2 cups) semisweet chocolate chunks
1 1/2 cups shelled walnuts
4 large whole eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a food processor, pulse the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, 1 cup chocolate chunks, and walnuts until chips and walnuts are the size of peas.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the eggs and sugar until the mixture holds a ribbon-like trail on the surface for a few seconds when you raise the whisk. Switch to the paddle attachment. With mixer on low, slowly integrate the flour mixture and remaining 1 cup chocolate chunks to the eggs until just combined. Do not over beat. 

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface, and divide into three equal pieces. Shape each piece into an 18 inch log. Transfer to baking sheet. With the palm of your hand, gently press the logs to flatten slightly. 

Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until logs are just firm to the touch, 20 - 24 minutes. Let them cool 20 minutes before slicing.

Place logs on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, cut 3/4-inch-thick slices on the diagonal. Arrange slices again on baking sheet and bake until biscotti are firm and dry, 10 - 12 minutes. Remove pan from oven. Let biscotti cool completely on a wire rack. They can be kept in an air tight container at room temperature for a week. 

16 comments:

  1. Yummy... Congrats on 100 followers my dear:) I love the pic of the biscotti with your painted toes!

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  2. I love the shot of the biscotti and your feet. Sweet angle!

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  3. My goodness, these look wonderful! What a great way to celebrate :)

    Hope you have a wonderful day, Love.
    B.
    That Girl in Pearls

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  4. Congrat congrat congrats, sweetie!!! And the biscotti looks delicious:) Yum! Have a great day
    Kisses

    Ps: I’m hosting a stunning 3 gold bracelets GIVEAWAY today! Fun pieces to spice up summer outfits!

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  5. I was planning on making biscotti this weekend! The boyfriend likes the standard almond kind (I have a recipe on my blog) but I prefer a little something extra. Maybe I'll give these a try!

    Congrats on triple digits. I'm hoping to get there soon. :)

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  6. This looks SO good! I might replace the walnuts with pecans though... I love how chocolatey it looks!

    And congrats on triple digits! So exciting :)

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  7. Yum yum yum!!! I wish I could eat one, they look incredible.

    Congrats on the triple digits, you deserve it!

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  8. Are you kidding me with these? YUM!

    Congrats on reaching over 100 followers! Sometimes our moms are right. Just don't tell my mom I said that :)

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  9. hehe virtual biscotti....love it! those look so yummy :) congrats on making it to 100!!! I have the same dream for my blog as well!!

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  10. I eat a biscotti every morning with my cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe.

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  11. yessssssssss I love biscotti!! congrats on the triple digits too :)

    xo,
    c

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  12. Looks so delicious! And I don't even care for biscotti! (:

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  13. Congrats on making triple digits! You totally deserve it!

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  14. holy moly that looks good

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  15. awe Marissa, your momma sounds like the ultimate sweetheart! so supportive and all. mine doesn't totally get blogging or even what the internet really is so it's cool to hear yours is into it with ya! and nice also to hear how you've shared us with your friends and they approve : )

    congrats on those triple digits, most deserved. i for one, am thrilled to find your safe spot. it's goodness each time i've visited. biscotti raid pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! ♥

    pea ess: my fave line from you was "i listened the crap out of...." baha, so good! yes, she is fierce and then some. xo

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  16. yay! congrats on the triple digits! someday, you'll hit the fours... me, too, i hope!!!

    you're so sweet & cute. glad we have connected via the blog world! :)

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thank you so much for your thoughtful comments, i love reading them so much!

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