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Christmas Biscotti

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Brava Chef Erin
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About this Custom Cook

These biscotti contain all of the classic Christmas colors: green pistachios, red dried cherries and a drizzle of white chocolate on top. Biscotti are baked twice: first as a whole log, then they are sliced and cooked a second time to give them their signature light and crispy texture. These are great with coffee or tea and should keep in an air-tight container for several weeks.

Makes 16 biscotti


1 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup pistachios
1/3 cup dried cherries
3 oz. white chocolate


1. Line Brava metal tray with parchment paper.
2. Over bowl, sift flour, baking powder and kosher salt together.
3. In bowl of standing mixer with paddle attachment, add butter and 1/3 cup of sugar. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until butter is light in color.
4. Change speed to low, add egg and vanilla. Mix for 2 minutes or until eggs are evenly incorporated. (This may require stopping and scraping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula once or twice.)
5. Slowly add flour mixture while mixing on low. Once combined, stop.
6. Remove bowl from machine. Fold in pistachios and dried cherries with spatula until evenly incorporated.
7. Select "Christmas Biscotti" custom cook. Press green button to begin first preheat step.
8. Shape biscotti dough into a log shape diagonally on metal tray. This should be 12" x 4" x 1". Make sure the top is flat and the dough is evenly distributed.
9. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over top of log.
10. Slide metal tray into top oven shelf and press green button to begin bake.
11. Once the bake is complete, carefully remove metal tray.
12. Let cool on metal tray for 5 minutes.
13. Press green button to begin preheating Brava.
14. Carefully transfer log to cutting board. With serrated knife or sharp chef's knife, slice into 3/4" thick pieces at a diagonal angle.
15. Carefully place each piece back on to metal tray (the side with exposed cherries and pistachios should be facing up).
16. Slide metal tray into top shelf and press green button to continue baking.
17. Once the bake is complete, carefully transfer biscotti to wire rack and cool.
18. While biscotti are cooling, melt white chocolate. (This can be done by placing a large bowl containing the white chocolate over a pot of boiling water and stirring frequently until the white chocolate melts or by placing the white chocolate in a microwave safe container and then microwaving it on 50% power and stirring it every 30 seconds until it is melted).
19. With spoon, drizzle white chocolate over the top of biscotti. Let the chocolate cool to set.
18. Serve.