Frugal Recipe: Dark Chocolate Orange Biscotti

Contributed By Marissa Bognanno, Professional Chef & Zumba Instructor, and Author of The Boot Blog

Want to know what I did this morning to bring you these biscotti? I rode my bike in the pouring rain and thunder down to my Papa's house while wearing a giant red poncho because we only had one egg. Riding back I couldn't help but laugh out loud as I clutched that precious second egg in my hand inside the poncho pouch and thought, If only the blog world knew...
Dark Chocolate Orange Biscotti
(based on this recipe)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
the zest of 1 orange
1 cup dark chocolate morsels
Preheat oven to 350°. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, then add the Grand Marnier and orange peel. Add flour mixture and beat until just blended. Stir in chocolate. Form the dough into a 16-inch long and 3-inch wide log on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 30 minutes. Cool 20 minutes. Place log on cutting board. Using serrated knife, cut log on diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place slices back on the baking sheet with the parchment and bake until pale golden, about 15 minutes. 

The rain stopped. (After my expedition, of course.) But it was nice to pedal home with that egg through puddles and over a pothole or two, because it made savoring these biscotti with a hot cup of tea that much sweeter. 


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