Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kona Macadamia Biscotti

My favorite flavors of Hawaii are Kona Coffee and Macadamia Nuts... they pair nicely in this simple biscotti recipe.  ( feel free to use your favorite coffee)

1 cup macadamia nuts
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 Tbl very finely ground Kona coffee ( or a Kona blend)
pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Set the oven at 325F.  Place the nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast them for about 8 minutes.  Let cool and then coarsely chop.
Lower the oven temp to 300F.
Whisk the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and coffee in a mixing bowl.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture.  Thoroughly combine. Stir in the chopped nuts.
Shape the dough into a log about 10-12 inches long and 3-4 inches wide.
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, until firm.Leave the oven on.
Cool the log on a rack for about 15 minutes and then place it on a cutting board and cut into 1/2 inch slices ( on the diagonal if you wish) using a serrated knife.
Place the biscotti back on the parchment lined sheet and bake for 10 minutes.  Turn the over and bake for another 10.  Cool. 

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