White Chocolate Chips make this Pumpkin Biscotti recipe a bit sweeter and more festive.
Throughout the years, I have learned many things from many different cooks, both in restaurant kitchens and in home kitchens as well. The tips, I picked up chatting face-to-face with these well seasoned cooks, are priceless. They are not the sort of thing you find in a book or surfing the web. They are precious tidbits grown from real life experience and garnished generously with the personal opinions. True morsels of wisdom.
One of my more memorable kitchen conversations, was many years ago. My friends elderly grandmother had enlisted us to help her make cookies. While I had eaten biscotti before, I had never made them myself. This was awhile back, and biscotti was still sort of an exotic cookie for the average American at that time (Yes, I’m showing my age). Of course, for my friend and her grandmother, this was a commonplace food.
When I inquired about what should be put in them, the wizened woman chuckled at me, and said “anything, they are just sweet biscuits”. With that, and seeing how easy they really were to make, I felt licensed to do as I wished with this sweet treat. Now decades later, I think of that now passed woman, as I make these Pumpkin Biscotti with White Chocolate Chips. A recipe which owes it’s first tiny ember to that conversation and the experience of making that first batch with her.
- 2 large eggs
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- 1 tbs. olive oil
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2¼ cup unbleached flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder preferably ammonia-free
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅔ cup white chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the ingredients through the sugar.
In another bowl sift the flour, baking powder pie spice and cinnamon together, then add to the wet mixture and stir well.
Add the white chocolate chips, knead them into the sticky dough with oiled hands or on a floured surface.
Shape into a flat loaf (approx. 12" long x 3½-4" wide) on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
Reduce the oven to 325 degrees and remove the loaf to cool for 30 minutes.
After cooling, cut into ¾" slices. Stand the slices up on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake an additional 30 minutes.
Cool and serve with your favorite beverage.
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