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Holiday Baking with Home Outfitters

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You won’t usually find this girl in the kitchen.  My husband is an amazing cook, and enjoys it too, so if I so happen to be in our kitchen it’s usually because I am stuck doing the dishes or making a coffee. But with Christmas parties and entertaining guests around the corner, it was time to get down to business and bake in time for the Holidays!

Before heading to Home Outfitters to get everything I need for my afternoon of baking, I went straight to my mother-in-law for an amazing biscotti recipe from Canadian Living Magazine she makes every Holiday.  A definite crowd-pleaser, this Chocolate Toffee Biscotti is perfectly paired with your favourite hot drink!

Chocolate Toffee Biscotti

  • Prep time25 minutes
  • Total time2 hours
  • Portion size36 cookies
Ingredients
Preparation

Stir together dough, chocolate chips and 3/4 cup of the toffee bits until combined. Divide dough in half.

On lightly floured surface, shape each half into 12-inch (30 cm) long log. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined rimless baking sheet; press to flatten slightly. Stir egg white with 1 tsp water; brush generously over tops of logs.

Bake in 325 F (160 C) oven just until light golden and firm to the touch, about 35 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 10 minutes.

Transfer logs to cutting board. Using sharp chef ‘s knife, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Stand slicesupright, about 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart, on baking sheet.

Bake in 300 F (150 C) oven until almost dry, about 35 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate, stirring until smooth. Let cool slightly. Dip 1 end of each biscotti in chocolate mixture, letting excess drip off. Place on parchment paper–lined baking sheet; sprinkle remaining toffee bits over chocolate. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 20 minutes.

Basic Biscotti Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) butter, softened
  • 1 cup (250 mL) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
  • 2-1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
Preparation

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture, in 2 additions, just until combined.

What are you baking this Holiday Season? Let me know in the comments below!

Kitchenaid Mixer: Home Outfitters | Copper Flatware: Home Outfitters |Gold Flatware: Home Outfitters | Copper Baking Sheet: Home Outfitters | Measuring Cups: Home Outfitters

Photos By: Lively Creative Co.

Thank you to Home Outfitters for partnering on this post!

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