Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Earl Gray and Vanilla Bean Biscotti



Recipe Yields 18-20 cookies. Prep Time 10 minutes. Cooking time 30 minutes total.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line two small baking sheets with parchment or Silpat.


Ingredients:

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
2 Whole Eggs
1/4 cup (approximately) Milk
Seed scraped from one whole Vanilla Bean
Contents of one bag of Earl Gray Tea



Perfect for dunking.

Mix dry ingredients and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer until thoroughly combined, breaking up clumps of seeds by hand.

Add 2 eggs and mix on low speed until mixture resembles sand.

Slowly add a splash of milk to help dough come together. You may not need the whole 1/4 cup.

You will have to combine dough by hand. It should not be sticky or wet feeling. Divide into 2 even balls and roll into logs about 8 inches long.

Place on baking sheets and flatten the dough by hand until it resembles your desired look.

Bake for 15-18 minutes at 350° or until lightly browned at edges. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Use a good serrated knife and gently cut into 1" wide slices.

Return slices to cookie sheet and bake at 325° for about 15 minutes or until you achieve your desired texture. Biscotti should very firm as they are made to be dunked into coffee (or in my case tea).

Recipe has been modified and was inspired by Angry Chicken: White Chocolate Cardamom Biscotti




Yum!



Miz Helen’s Country Cottage


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23 comments:

  1. Lauren, your biscotti are lovely. Earl Gray and vanilla bean- what a wonderful combination of flavors! Love your thistle tea cup and saucer! ♥ Thank you so much for sharing these at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

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    1. Joy, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment! That cup and saucer are one of my most prized possessions. I picked it up at a little antique store and it brings me such joy. Thistles are dear to my heart.
      I hope you'll give the biscotti recipe a try and let us know if you like it!

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  2. I got to try Lauren's biscotti first hand this morning over coffee. It was absolutely delicious!

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  3. Oh I cannot wait to try this. I really enjoyed this inspirational post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party? Hope to see you there!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks for the invite, Paula! We'll be there!

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  5. Those look good! Thanks for sharing! I am giving away a Starbucks Verismo Brewer on my blog. I would love if you would check it out. http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

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    1. Heading over to check it out now! Thanks for letting us know!

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  6. Yum, I love biscotti and this sounds so good! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Have an awesome day!

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  7. Hi Lauren,
    I have my tea every afternoon and your Vanilla Bean Biscotti looks amazing, I would just love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Hi Miz Helen! Thanks for commenting! I hope you'll give the recipe a try!

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  8. oh my goodness, wonderful!! P.S. love you nails with union jack on them :-)

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    1. Hi Katherine!
      Thank you so much! I'm completely smitten with all things Britain.

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  9. What a fun recipe for biscotti! Thanks for linking to TTF!

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

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  10. Looks delicious, thanks for linking to #AllAboutYou, hope you can come back tomorrow

    Mama-andmore.com

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  11. I can't wait to try this recipe, and I'm looking forward to a tutorial for how to do my nails like that :)

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  12. Looks so delicious!!
    I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster link Party!
    Thanks for linking up!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. These sound wonderful with the Earl Grey and vanilla bean! Thanks for sharing this at What We Accomplished Wednesdays! Have a super week!

    Deborah

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  14. This sounds marvelous! I am honored that you shared at Home and Garden Thursday!
    Kathy

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  15. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature!! I've shared the link to your website on my personal page and on my blog as well. I was so excited to be featured! Your blog is wonderful!

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  16. You make these sound so simple to make, I think I might have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Fridays Feature Linky Party this week. I was already following on Twitter, but have added Bloglovin, FB and Rss feed.Have a great weekend, Karren

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