Monday, October 22, 2012

Parmesan Biscotti

Happy Monday!  I made biscotti today to go with some soup that I'm planning on making tomorrow.  I'm really happy with how it turned out and hopefully won't be nibbling on it too much before I make the soup.

                             Parmesan Biscotti


   2     cups         flour
   1     tsp           baking powder
   1     tsp           salt
   1/4  tsp           cayenne
   1     cup          Parmesan cheese freshly grated
   6     tbsp         unsalted butter
   2     large        eggs
   1/2  cup          milk

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, Parmesan cheese and cayenne in a
large bowl.  Cut the cold, unsalted butter in thin slices and blend into
flour.  Add in milk and eggs and stir until just mixed - be careful not to
over mix.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Shape into a 12" log that
is approximately 2 1/2 inches wide and 1" tall.  Brush top with butter and
sprinkle 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes at 350° and remove from oven and let cool for 10
minutes while turning oven down to 300°.  Cut into 1/2" diagonal slices and
bake for 20 minutes on each side.

Store in an airtight container.