Hello my lovelies! I know I said that I would post a recipe in commemoration of Amanda’s Little Bakery’s 1 year anniversary, and while it is a little late, I have finally posted something. Also, I found out today that I have gotten over 10,000 pageviews! That’s just amazing! I can’t thank you guys enough.
* I adapted this recipe from My Baking Addiction, but I did change a few things, and some of the process.
Well, this weekend was pretty interesting. I tried to bake 2 times, but both things failed. This wasn’t very usual since I followed the recipe and I didn’t make any radical changes. Then, I found out the problem. My spices were bad! Once I smelled them, I knew that they had gone bad and were the reason that my baking kept tasting funny. So I threw them away, and I’ll try to get the replacements soon because I really want to make more pumpkin related sweets.
I actually decided to make Vanilla Bean Biscotti because of a coffee commercial I had seen. One of the coffee flavors was in fact Vanilla Bean Biscotti and it just clicked in my brain. These biscotti’s are just downright delicious. They have a sweet, warm taste. I also melted milk chocolate and drizzled it on the biscotti’s to bring out the flavor better. I baked them just right so they could get the right hard, texture that softens up when you dip it into a nice warm Coffee, or a Pumpkin Spice Latte (or any latte for that matter).
TALKING ABOUT LATTES, I must tell you about this Pumpkin Spice Latte I ordered at a cute little Café called Café Moka. It was my first time going there, so I ordered my usual Nonfat, no whip cream, small Pumpkin Spice Latte (which I order in Starbucks). I didn’t know what to expect. But when my cup full of coffee was handed to me with a cute leaf design made out of foam I was excited. As I drank in the coffee and felt the pumpkin spice flavored warm liquid immediately make my body feel all warm and cozy, I was hooked. Seriously, this was the BEST Pumpkin Spice Latte I have ever had. And I can’t wait to go back to Café Moka to be able to drink that delicious coffee again.
Yield: 16 amazing Biscotti’s
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 cups of all-purpose flour
|5. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough and shape it into a log, (About 12 inches long and 1 inch thick)|
|9. Cut the dough into 3/4 inch thick slices (You should have 18, I didn’t use the corner pieces because I couldn’t resist and ate them so that’s why I only had 16 slices)|
|10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
11. Place the Biscotti’s on the baking sheet (facing up) and bake them for 23-25 minutes. **halfway through baking, switch the sides so that both sides of the biscotti’s are evenly baked.
|12. Let the biscotti’s cool for 15 minutes.
13. Melt chocolate and drizzle on top of the biscotti’s.
14. Make/buy coffee and ENJOY (I would suggest to dip the Biscotti’s in the coffee)