Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Ingredients for 2-3 dozen Biscotti:

2 cups all purpose flour

¾ cup cornmeal

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon orange liqueur

2 tablespoons candied orange and lemon rinds

1 cup chocolate chips

  1. Whisk the flour with the cornmeal, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  2. Break the eggs in a large bowl and add the sugar.
  3. Beat the eggs-sugar mixture until pale yellow and fluffy and add the orange liqueur.
  4. Add the dry ingredients into the egg mixture and stir vigorously using a knife to give a soft and sticky dough.
  5. Add the candied rinds and the chocolate chips. Let stand for 5 mns.
  6. Preheat the oven to 325 F and line a large baking sheet with parchemin paper or foil.
  7. Divide the dough into two and transfer onto the lined baking sheet.
  8. Moisten your hands with water and shape the dough into logs.
  9. Bake the logs for 35 mns.
  10. Cool the lights brown logs for 5 mns and cut the logs into ½ in. slices until a serrated knife.
  11. Arrange the slices on the lined baking sheet and bake for 25 mns.
  12. Cool the browned biscotti on a rack and store in an air-tight container.

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