The flavour and texture of this biscotti is very light, easier to bite into than some recipes. You could dip the finished, cooled cookies into additional melted white chocolate but I don't like the ginger flavour to be over-powered by the chocolate so I leave them as is.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2⁄3 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup blanched almond, sliced, lightly toasted
- 1⁄2 cup white chocolate chips
- Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
- Grease and flour a large baking sheet.
- In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, ground ginger and salt. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugar until fluffy.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla and then slowly mix in the flour and other dry ingredients.
- With a spoon stir in the crystallized ginger, almonds and white chocolate chips until well combined.
- Divide dough in half and roll each portion into logs about 12 inches long.
- Place on prepared baking sheet and flatten each log slightly with your hand and then round off the edges a bit.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet.
- Carefully lift onto a cutting surface and slice with a serrated bread knife, using a gentle sawing motion, almost an inch thick.
- Transfer slices back onto the baking sheet, standing them up.
- Bake for an additional 10 to 12 minutes to dry them out, not letting them get too brown.
- Cool completely on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container.
Still fabulous! I made this again to rave reviews. This time I under cooked it slightly and preferred it this way. Such a great combo of flavours!
Wow!!! These have a wonderful spicy from the ginger with a slight contrast coming from the creamy white chocolate. They are wonderful dipped in coffee or they are tender enough to eat as they are. Made these for PAC 2007.