April 09, 2012

Chocolate Irish Cream Coffee Biscotti

It's a Secret.  There's a recipe involved and there is a club consisting of so many food bloggers involved that there has to be four groups of us!  It's time for my group's Secret Recipe Club reveal!

Secret Recipe Club

I was lucky enough to receive Isabelle, author of Crumb:  A Food Blog this month.  Isabelle has been blogging for a long time now....she's been blogging before I knew food blogs existed :)  Since 2006!  So, as you can imagine, I had a lot of fun going through her back catalogue.  After spending several hours reading and pondering over what I wanted to make I finally decided on something I knew I wouldn't eat all by myself in one sitting and would be able to share with my coffee loving friends!  Isabelle has a recipe for Cappuccino Biscotti.  I am a huge coffee lover and while I thought her flavors sounded awesome, since I was making these when it was near St. Patrick's Day, I went with one of my most favorite flavors:  Irish Cream!  I also had some assorted white and chocolate coated coffee beans that I used along with some of the white chocolate M&M's (chopped slightly because they are big!).  Dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with some pastel colors and I had a spring like biscotti!  I'll be back to Isabelle's blog, mostly because there are two recipes there I hope to make soon.  One is a new on that she's posted since I did all my searching, Red Lentil Patties with Spicy Tomato Jam - just the title makes my mouth water, Chorizo Hash, and Vietnamese Caramel Shrimp.  Gotta try those SOON!
Inspired and Adapted from Crumb: A Food Blog - Coffee Break: Cappuccino Biscotti

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Chocolate Irish Cream Coffee Biscotti
adapted from Crumb:  A Food Blog
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate coated coffee beans, coarsely ground
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate M&M's, chopped
  • 3 room temperature eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 3 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream Liquor
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

Mix first 9 ingredients in a large mixing bowl (flour thru M&M's). Set aside.

Melt butter in the microwave - approximately 40 seconds, until almost melted but not bubbly hot. Let cool for 1 minute, then whisk in Irish Cream Liquor and eggs. Whisk until well blended.

Make a well in the center of dry ingredients. Pour liquid mixture into center of well and stir until most of the dry ingredients have mixed in. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and knead 8-10 times until dough comes together. Divide into quarters.

Shape each section into a log shape, squeezing together and flattening until desired thickness. I made these a little smaller than I normally do - about 1 inch thick if that. I wanted smaller biscotti! :)

Place log on cookie sheet spacing each log about 2 inches apart. You may need to use two cookie sheets if you don't have one large enough for the spacing. Whisk together egg and almond milk and brush tops and sides of biscotti liberlly. Bake in oven approximately 20 minutes, or until log feels firm to the touch and looks dry.

Remove from oven and cool about 10 minutes, until just cool enough to handle. Once cooled, cut each log crosswise in a diagonal shape approximately 1/2" thick. Line up on cookie sheet cut side down and return to oven. Cook for 10 minutes, remove cookie sheet and turn biscotti over. Return to oven and bake 10 minutes more. Remove from oven and cool completely.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 40 cookies


Patsyk said...

Wow! That biscotti looks incredible and I love the St. Patty's Day flavors!

Isabelle @ Crumb said...

Love it! This biscotti recipe is a favourite of mine, and I just love the Irish Cream twist you've given them... a shot of Bailey's makes a cup of coffee a million times tastier, so I can just imagine how well it works in a coffee-flavoured biscotti. Yum!

bellini said...

I met Isabelle in Washington DC at at a conference and then again at a blogger meet-up in Toronto. She is one talented woman.

Shelby said...

Thanks Isabelle! I had a lot of fun going through your blog :)

Shelby said...

Lucky you Val! I agree on her talent and her blog is terrific!

Shelby said...

Thank you Patsy!

Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

Mmm, I love the flavor of Irish cream in desserts. What a genius idea, Shelby! Looks fantastic.

Kim Bee said...

This looks so good. My hubby would gobble this up so fast. So cool you got Isabelle's blog. She is incredible. She had mine this month and I almost passed out when I found out. I need to try this. I've never made biscotti, not sure why. I love the taste of it though. SO yummy!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts said...

What a great biscotti! They look so pretty dipped in the white chocolate!

Sarah said...

beautiful! great choice!

Shelby said...

Thanks Lesa!

Shelby said...

I love biscotti, I just don't make it very often...so this was my chance to try it out again! :)

Shelby said...

Thank you Erin

Shelby said...

Thank you Sarah :)

Katrina said...

Crumb is a great blog. I made something from hers once, I think as her blog was orphaned. And I love biscotti! Looks great!

Cooking Rookie said...

Wow, chocolate, irish cream, coffee, biscotti - I love every one of them :-). The combo must be amazing. I have to try this recipe!

BluebonnetBaker said...

I'm not usually a huge fan of biscotti, but these look SO good! Love the dipping.

Susie said...

those are so pretty...I love a good biscotti and if its been dunked in chocolate, so much the better!

Amy's Cooking Adventures said...

This looks delicious! What a great combination of ingredients!

Lisa~~ said...

YUM,YUM, YUM... Saving this recipe.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad.

Cook Lisa Cook

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