Vanilla Bean Biscotti

 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 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla bean paste
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
2 cups of all-purpose flour

1. Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper

2. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, mix together the sugar, eggs, and baking powder.

3. Slowly add in the flour, vanilla extract and vanilla bean paste.

4. Keep mixing until the dough becomes sticky and holds together well.

5. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough and shape it into a log, (About 12 inches long and 1 inch thick)
6. Bake the dough in the oven for 23 minutes.

7. Carefully place the baked dough onto a cooling rack and let it cool for 20 minutes.

8, After cooling, sprinkle some water over  the top of the dough and let it sit for 5 minutes, and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  

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)

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