Thursday

chocolate & ginger

as you've probably figured out by now, we love ginger - in our cocktails, in our scones, in our parfaits, and on and on. candied ginger is a wonderful sweet & spicy addition to almost any baked good. recently, we were looking for a healthier option for late night chocolate cravings (or mid afternoon or first thing in the morning!) and stumbled upon this simple recipe from whole living magazine, formerly body & soul. it's a perfect combination of chocolate, spicy ginger and crunchy biscotti to satisfy any craving and great to keep in the cupboard in case of emergency!

on a new york side note, we're excited to check out the New Amsterdam Market this weekend and can't seem to resist the coconut cookies from here every time we walk by!

Double Chocolate & Ginger Biscotti
(adapted from Whole Living)

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg, plus 1 yolk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
3 oz dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
preheat oven to 350 degrees F. line a baking sheet with parchment paper. in a medium bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. in the bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg, yolk and sugar until fluffy. beat in vanilla and oil until combined. with the mixer on low, beat in dry ingredients until combined. fold in walnuts, chocolate and ginger with a spatula. with moistened hands, shape the dough into 2 logs, each about 9x2 1/2-inches. bake until set on top, about 20 minutes. cool 10 minutes and reduce oven to 325 degrees F. transfer logs to a cutting board and slice into 1/2-inch thick slices. bake 10 minutes per side until, crisp and cool completely on a wire rack. store in an airtight container for up to a week. enjoy!

5 comments:

April said...

This sounds delish!!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Stunning photos as usual. I love ginger everything. Biscotti is one of those treats that are so easy and cheap to make that it's a shame to buy at a dollar a piece. Thanks for the recipe and inspiration to make my own.

The French said...

I want that with my coffee tomorrow morning:(

Jennifer said...

I love ginger with everything too, and it seems people either love it or hate it! This biscotti is a winning pair of flavours for sure!! Enjoy the market, sounds perfect!

Louise said...

think it's time for a cup of coffee.. always love hearing what's up on the other side of the country... have fun at the market- it's off the the beach for me here in Southern California...