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Savory Caraway Cheddar Biscotti


Home Bakers is a group started by Priya of Priya's Versatile Recipes, where each month we get to bake new recipes and learn different baking techniques. For this month Home Bakers Challenge, we are baking biscottis and Priya has given us options to bake both savory and sweet biscottis.

Biscotti are twice baked cookies originating from Italy. The biscuits are oblong-shaped and very crunchy. Since they are dry, they are often served with a drink to dunk in.  This is my first attempt in making biscotti and am pretty happy that they came out crunchy and delicious. Caraway or the kala jeera, lends a beautiful flavor to this cheesy biscotti.


SAVORY CARAWAY CHEDDAR BISCOTTI RECIPE

Recipe Source ~ Food with Presence
Yields 10-12

Savory and spicy biscotti with cheddar cheese and caraway seeds


Ingredients: 

1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp cayenne / red chilly powder
½ tsp caraway seeds

Method:

1. Heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.  Put the eggs and cheese in a bowl and using an electric whisk process until it is well combined and thick.

3. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne and caraway seeds. Pulse three or four times, just to integrate the dry ingredients using the whisk or using hand.

4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead 3-4 times it until it holds together and the dough is coated with flour.

5. Shape the dough into a 8 inch long and 4-6 inch wide rectangle/log. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and gently flatten.

6. Bake at 180 C / 350 F for 20-25 minutes or until the log is firm to the touch. Cool for about 10 minutes.

7. Then cut on them into half-inch slices. Arrange the biscotti flat on the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.

8. Flip and bake again for another 10-15 minutes or until biscotti are slightly golden. Cool completely before serving.


23 comments:

  1. wow... these looks amazing sona... lovely attempt!

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  2. Biscotti looks very yummy Sona.

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  3. inviting biscotti...nicely presented..

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  4. wonderful biscotties... very flavorful

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  5. So beautifully prepared. Simple yet lovely clicks.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Very inviting biscotti, Nice presentation

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  7. very tempting and so perfectly baked dear...

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  8. wow, pic tells it all.. the shape, color, n all seem to be perfect! well baked biscotti

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  9. they look perfectly done ad crispy.... very nice pics too :)

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  10. Nice biscottis.stunning clicks too

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  11. looks so gorgeous and tempting..

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  12. Perfectly baked crispy and tempting biscotti

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  13. Perfect baked and yummy,love it

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  14. perfect n beautifuly presented!!!

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  15. Looks lovely!! I sure am going to try it...

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  16. Biscotti looks so yummy and perfect....

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  17. bfully baked n awesome clciks..

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  18. Saw so many biscottis but is the best I should say very well made and well photographed to show all the textures on it.

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  19. Soo yummy and crispy.. Perfectly done Sona :-)

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  20. Yummy bake, very flavorful and delicious biscottis..

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  21. caraway and cheddar pair beautifully in these cookies...we want some for our coffee now :-)

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