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Double Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti


New beginnings! A new camera, the Sony NEX-3, that will allow me to shoot some of my own blog posts when Ian is away in D.C.  And.....a new feature on the blog....lunchbox loaders.  I will try to do a weekly post of healthy treats for lunchboxes of old and young alike.  So you can avoid Twinkies and stale pastries in your office.  From Super Natural Cooking....

1.25 cups whole-wheat pastry flour

3/4 cup whole-wheat flour

1/3 cup oat flour

1/3 cup wheat germ

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup cocoa

6 Tbs. butter at room temp

3/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1/2 cup chopped pistachios

3/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

combine all dry ingredients except sugar and mix well.  Beat butter with stand mixer until creamy and then add sugar until well combined.  Mix in eggs one at a time scraping between eggs.  Mix in all dry ingredients until stiffish dough forms, then add nuts/chips.  Form into flattish logs ~12" long by 4" wide.  Bake for about 25 mins.  Take out of oven and cool x 10 minutes--lower oven to 300 degrees at this time.  Slice log into 1/2" thick pieces and lay on a new parchment paper.  Bake at 300 for 10 min, flip and bake an additional 10--they should be firm and dry at this point.  Cool on wire rack.

Wow.  A whole blog post by myself without someone else taking the picture.  Now I don't have to be like the kid on the Shake 'n' Bake commercial..."and I helped...." 

Happy Barfday!

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