Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cranberry White Chocolate Soft Biscotti

"No no no mi chiamo Leonardo!!!" said my boy with his loud dramatic voice and exclamation.

My boy loves learning Italian language at school. At times, he likes to speak Italian to me and as usual, the confused me will stare at him blankly without knowing single clue in what he is saying. After acclimatizing to a few of his practice, I have begin to learn something...

"No no no mi chiamo biscotti!!!" I said to these cranberry white chocolate soft biscotti and would say the same to those that I have baked in two years before.

Huh? I just said... no no no I'm biscotti in Italian! Geez! Please pardon my lousy Italian language.

Here, I was referring to this another batch of cranberry white chocolate biscotti that I had baked for our bake-along with Joyce from Kitchen Flavours and Lena from Frozen wings.

Unlike most traditional biscotti like these and these that I have baked previously, these biscotti contains added butter. However, unlike the buttery cranberry white chocolate biscotti that I have baked for current bake-along, these softer kind of biscotti with cranberry are not twice baked. Having said that, I like to emphasize that this doesn't mean that these biscotti are not biscotti or don't taste like biscotti. "No no no mi chiamo biscotti!!!"

As I have mentioned before... Please don't be put off by its "soft" description. Although they are slightly softer than most biscotti, they are equally delicious to eat. Plus, due to the fact that these biscotti are not twice baked, they are super easy and never time consuming to bake... You will see what I mean.

cranberry white chocolate soft biscotti
Cranberry white chocolate soft biscotti 
These biscotti are made of melted butter...
... plus dried cranberry and white chocolate.
All I have to do is to combine the ingredients together.
Rest for 10 mins.
Shape, bake...
... and serve!
"No no no mi chiamo biscotti!!!"

Here's the recipe that is mostly adapted from my previous bake at here.

Make about 18 slices or two 20 cm logs
60g unsalted butter, melted, cooled 
1 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla paste or extract
110g all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
50g caster sugar
1/4 cup dried cranberry
2 tbsp white chocolate, finely chopped
icing sugar to dust

Preheat the oven to 180°C or 160°C, fan forced. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, egg, milk and vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder and sugar into the wet ingredient. Add dried cranberry and chocolate and mix until a soft dough forms. 

Cover with a tea towel and rest for 10 mins. 

Divide dough into two and shape into two 20cm logs. Place on trays. Bake for 25 mins, until golden. Cool on tray for 15 mins. Dust with icing sugar. While still warm, cut into 2cm slices. Serve. 

Happy Baking
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  1. This is one of those "why have I never made biscotti" kind of moments. Because this looks amazing!

  2. Biscotti got soft and hard one? Haha.. But I bet soft or hard, still taste delicious coz Zoe made it !! Yep, really, from my heart.. All the cookies and cakes and bread you made are always nice and delicious.. I like the cookie shape ones.. I can eat 20!

  3. Hi Zoe, like that it's not time consuming to bake these softer yet yummy biscotti ^-^! Thanks & I've bookmarked it !

  4. ooh, i love the sound of the flavours.. what beats cranberry and white chocolate? what beats this combination for christmass? absolutely divine

  5. Never had soft biscotti before, it must be a little bit like a soft and chewy cookie right?

    1. Hi Yen,

      These biscotti are not hard crunchy kind but not exactly soft and chewy. They are slightly softer than regular biscotti and still the munchy sort.


  6. This biscotti can surely eat on its own without dipping in coffee! Great method!

  7. I have not made biscotti before but these looks great on its own, bet my little ones will love it too!

  8. I love either kind of biscotti! These would be perfect with a cup of tea. :)

  9. Soft..hard..I like it all. This looks so snowy. I love the festiveness! ;)

  10. I dont mind to indulge into something different from the usual.....soft biscotti sound as equal yummy to me too.

  11. I've not gotten down to make biscotti this year. White chocolate and cranberry would be lovely for Christmas! I've not tried soft chewy biscotti before. Will give this a try. Thanks!

  12. I prefer slightly chewy biscotti (although I have never tried one).

    The very first time I had biscotti (which was many years ago, maybe 3-4 years ago), I was shocked to my bones when I had to "kruuuuk" so loud as I tried to bite through that piece of biscotti. Needless to say, I haven't had any biscotti until today. Hahaha!

    But, I intend to bake my very first biscotti this time round. I just need to find time when the little 16mo doesn't cling to me! (pray hard)

  13. Cranberry white chocolate soft biscotti sound so yummy, look so yummy, sure to taste yummy.

  14. Hi Zoe,
    Soft biscotti? I have never tried one before! I imagine the texture must be similar to softer version of shortbread. Must be good with a cup of warm tea or coffee!

  15. so wonderful :) lovely idea of baking white choc and cranberries together :)

  16. Damn lady, these look sooo amazing! Soft biscuits like those are going to disappear in front of me!

  17. Very soft and yummy it :)

  18. I know what you mean by soft biscotti, bcos I just baked one batch. Reminds me that I am supposed to post it up and link it...wait for me ok...

  19. would you believe it , i have a never tried a biscotti :). just dropping by to wish you a merry christmas and have a happy new year. :)

  20. Zoe, I can also speak Italian. Mama Mia! hee..hee.. Love your biscotti!

  21. I love white chocolate and cranberries combi, this biscotti will surely suits my palate. Always wish I can join in your bake-along, but never seems to find time to do so, wish there are more than 24 hours a day!

  22. hi zoe, i nvr knew about soft biscottis! i would definately love them for the fact it only needs to be baked once..hehe..also i also believe white choc and cranberry is a lovely choice, i didnt pick one with white choc cos i dont hv any at home and didnt want to buy If not, i would hv made one with white choc too!

  23. I love biscottis! These look awesome Zoe!

  24. That'a adorable that your son is learning to speak Italian, Zoe. I can actually understand Italian, and even read it sometimes but for the life of me, I can not speak very many words, not even biscotti, lol...

    Soft biscotti are a nice change every once in a while, Zoe. Yours look delightful! Thank you so much for sharing, Zoe...