This week I wanted to bake an old favorite. I wasn't feeling muffins, or a quick bread, or scones, or even cookies (I know, shocking!). Ok, well I was kind of feeling cookies, because I made these Choco-Cinna-Nut Biscotti from Vive.
I substituted a sifted whole-grain spelt flour for the all-purpose flour, for a healthier take on biscotti. I've posted the recipe with the note for using spelt flour. You see, I knew I would need a bit more spelt, since I almost always do when substituting it for white flour. But, I didn't measure it. I just used two cups on the generous side. When I baked the two biscotti logs, they spread out just a bit more than they should have. Nothing major, the biscotti still worked beautifully, they were just a tiny bit flatter than I would have liked. So, if you make the same substitution, try about 2 1/4 cups spelt flour to replace the all-purpose (this note is also within the posted recipe).
After making these, I wanted to get back and come up with other variations. They are fun to make and even if you don't dip them in hot tea or coffee, they are still a nice nibbler, or you can have them with your 'soy-frappuccino'... (do they make these? I don't know, I'm not a coffee drinker.)
You may not be in the baking mood with the summer heat, but if you get the baking itch like I did, try out these biscotti. A little cocoa, a little cinnamon, a little nutty, and a whole lot yummy!
Oh, remember the guessing game yesterday? Well, I decided to make it a little contest to win a copy of the Everyday Dish dvd! So I drew names from those that guessed correctly on both of my photos (the chocolate pie and hummus dips). There were 3 fully correct guesses, and Teresa you won! I'm a sneaky vegan momma (just ask my kids)... you never know when I'm going to throw a treat out there. :) Teresa, e-mail me and I'll send you the dvd!