Sunday, December 26, 2010

~One Snowy Day in North Carolina~

I took this earlier this morning while driving around in the snow with my hubby...

Friday, December 24, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

You Ask --- Biscotti from a Box... I say YES!

How to make easy Chocolate Nut Biscotti from a cake mix

Chocolate Nut Biscotti
Chocolate Nut Biscotti

Biscotti is a wonderful Italian twice baked cookie treat that is a perfect mid morning snack. By adding just a few simple ingredients to a cake mix you can make an easy, delicious Biscotti and unlike some Biscotti recipes this delightful treat will not break your teeth! Try using hazelnuts, almonds or macadamia nuts in this recipe.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Things You'll Need:

  • Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 chopped nuts
  • Parchment Paper
  1. 1
    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking/cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 2
    Using an electric mixer, mix together the flour, cake mix, eggs, melted margarine and nuts. Blend 3 to 4 minutes. If needed scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl. The ingredients should start to form a ball.
  3. 3
    With floured hands take the ball and shape into a long rectangle about 4 inches wide. Place rectangle[s]on the parchment lined sheet. You may need to make two placed side by side on the baking sheet. The rectangles should be about 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick.
  4. 4
    Bake for about 30-35 minutes. It should be firm to the touch and pass the toothpick test.
  5. 5
    When done, remove from the oven but do not turn the oven off. Let the biscotti cool for about 10 minutes.
  6. 6
    Cut using a sharp serrated knife into 1 inch slices.. Carefully turn the slices on to their sides on the baking sheet.
  7. 7
    Return to oven and bake an additional 10 minutes. Leave the biscotti in the oven but now turn the oven off. Leave in the oven for 40 minutes. This will crisp the biscotti pieces.
  8. 8
    Cool completely- 2 to 3 hours.
  9. 9
    Store in an airtight container.