Chocolate Covered Espresso Almond Biscotti

The ultimate accompaniment for espresso and cappuccino is biscotti. This dessert is surprisingly easy to make and it can make a wonderful impression on guests or customers.

Ingredients for the biscotti: (Makes approx. 27 biscotti)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp. heavy cream or milk
  • 1 shot of espresso
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients for the ganache (chocolate dip):

  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk

You’ll need:

  • an electric mixer (not a hand mixer)
  • one large cookie sheet
  • wax paper
  • a double boiler (or two pots that will stack safely)

Step-by-step, with pictures:

Begin:

Pull the shot of espresso. Then put the shot in the freezer for a few minutes so that it cools down. Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper. Measure out the almonds and spread them onto the cookie sheet. Try to keep the almonds in one layer. Put the almonds in a 325 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.