Mia Francesca Trattoria

Restaurant Raleigh
4100 Main at North Hills St.
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-278-1525

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Recipe: Chocolate Cherry Biscotti with White Chocolate Chips & Pecans – Mia Francesca Trattoria

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Recipe For the Biscotti:Chocolate Cherry Biscotti Recipe

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch process)

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

¾ cup white chocolate chips

¾ cup dried cherries, chopped

¾ cup pecan pieces

 

Recipe For Garnish:

1 cup white chocolate, melted and cooled

Recipe Instructions 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, eggs, and vanilla until combined.  Form a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, and pour the butter mixture into the middle.  Fold the dry ingredients into the wet until the dough comes together.  Stir in the white chocolate chips, chopped dried cherries, and pecan pieces, transferring to a floured counter top to get the dough to hold together.

Divide the dough in half equally and roll each portion into a 10 x 2 inch log.  On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper place the dough and flatten the top just slightly, then bake until firm to the touch, 35-40 minutes.  Allow to cool for 20 minutes, then cut the logs into ½ inch wide strips.  Replace to the cookie sheets and bake a second time for 15-20 minutes.  Transfer cookie sheet to a wire rack and allow the biscotti to cool completely.

For the Garnish: Once cooled, stripe the top of each biscotti with the melted white chocolate

 

***If you like recipes, you should check out the video demonstration of our Executive Chef Zach’s making Traditional Italian Biscotti.

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Biscotti Recipe: How to Make Traditional Italian Biscotti the Mia Francesca Trattoria Way

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Biscotti Recipe for Traditional Italian Biscotti the Mia Francesca Trattoria Way

Biscotti recipes are everywhere, but our Chef Zach shows you how to make Italian biscotti the authentic traditional way, like we do here at Mia Francesca Trattoria. Please see the video demonstration and print out the biscotti recipe below. Entertain your friends with biscotti on their next dinner at your place!

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Biscotti Ingredients

1 1/2 cups pistachios 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter 3 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Biscotti Recipe Preparations

Bake the pistachios on a sheet pan in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes or until the nuts are lightly toasted. Remove from the oven. In an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy. With the mixer running, gradually add the eggs, sugar, and vanilla; mix until creamed, use a spatula to move excess down of the sides. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt slowly to the mix while the mixer is running. Mix the dough until smooth. Using your hand, mix in the pistachios until evenly distributed. Put the biscotti dough on a lightly floured surface and cut in half. Roll each half into a log, each 12 inches long by 1-inch high. Place the logs on an ungreased sheet pan and bake for 35 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly brown. Let the logs cool for 5 minutes and then place on a cutting board. Slice each log on a diagonal into 12 1-inch thick pieces. Put the biscotti back on the sheet pan and bake 5 minutes. Turn the Biscotti over and bake the other side for another 5 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container.

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**Mia Francesca Trattoria, part of the Francesca’s Restaurants family (based out of Chicago, Illinois) is an Italian Trattoria and Wine Bar proud of its simple rustic cooking, friendly service, and moderate pricing. Located beside the Renaissance Hotel in Midtown Raleigh’s famous North Hills area, Mia Francesca boasts multiple private rooms, outdoor patio, lively bar and an extensive main dining room with a family friendly atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner along with a late-night menu.

Visit us here at http://miafrancescaraleigh.com

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Mia Francesca Trattoria

4100 Main at North Hills Street

Raleigh, NC 27609

Phone: (919) 278-1525

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