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looking back, and a biscotti recipe.

whole wheat chocolate chip biscotti

I had my first sip of coffee when I was just 10 years old. Black. From my dad’s mug. There was always a pot brewing in the kitchen of the restaurant because my dad loved coffee. And he always drank it black.

The taste wasn’t as intoxicating as the aroma but I enjoyed it anyway. Mostly because my dad let me share it from his mug.

I still drink it black. And always have.

It’s the little things that often remind you of those that you love. Especially when they’re gone. I lost my dad one year ago this weekend. A weekend I’ll never forget.

Looking back, I’m grateful for making it to my dad’s side just in time. To be able to share a few last moments together. For those last words of wisdom uttered quietly from his lips. For that final look in his eyes that told me I’d be ok without him (I’m still working on proving him right).

My dad loved coffee. And he loved making biscotti to go with it.

whole wheat chocolate chip biscotti

This recipe can easily be doubled for a larger batch.

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

2 tablespoons flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/5 teaspoon salt

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2-1 teaspoon water
2 tablespoons chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
2. In a medium bowl, whisk flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3. In a small bowl, combine egg, vanilla and water. Add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and form dough into a log about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide. Gently flatten log into a rectangle (it will be easier to slice if it’s flattened). Bake until light golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
5. Using a serrated knife, cut log lengthwise into 4 equal slices. Lay slices cut-side down and bake for another 10 minutes. Turn slices and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.

Makes 4 slices.


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