Make rich, vegan biscotti with coconut milk, hazelnuts, and plenty of dark chocolate. Your morning coffee just got the best sidekick ever.
By Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox
The combination of coffee and dark chocolate is probably one of the most delicious, comforting and satisfying you can find. We grew up surrounded by little gourmet coffee shops in Barcelona. And pretty much all of them serve their coffee with a little piece of good quality dark chocolate. Rich, creamy and slightly bitter, that slowly melts in your mouth after every sip.
Naturally, we had to go with the chocolate/coffee combo and take it to the next level by creating a coffee flavored cookie. And since biscotti are by far our favorite type of cookie, that’s what we went for. Dipped in chocolate, of course!
- 2½ cups white/whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¾ cup coconut milk coffee beverage, lukewarm
- 3 tsp instant coffee (you can add more for a more intense coffee flavor)
- 3 tbsp ground flax seeds
- 4 tbsp coconut oil, at room temperature
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tap natural vanilla extract
- ¼ cup hazelnuts, chopped
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 1½ tbsp coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl
- Combine coconut coffee beverage, instant coffe and flax seeds in a small bowl and set aside
- Using an electric mixer, cream together coconut oil and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Slowly pour flax mixture and vanilla and mix for one more minute
- Reduce speed to low and slowly add flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Fold in chopped hazelnuts using a wooden spoon or your hands
- Turn the dough into a clean, lightly floured surface. Using your hands, form a 9 inch long by 4 inch wide log. Transfer it to the lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 32-35 minutes
- Remove the log from the oven and reduce temperature to 300F
- Once the log has cooled, cut it into approximately 24 slices. Arrange them over the lined baking sheet and return to the 300F oven for 35 more minutes
- Once the biscotti have cooled completely, they are ready to be dipped in chocolate. Melt chocolate chips over on a double boiler or in the microwave ( at 20 second intervals, stirring often). Stir in coconut oil until well combined. Dip each biscotti half way in chocolate a couple of times, carefully shaking the excess. Place them on a try lined with parchment, and refrigerate until the chocolate hardens
We are two sisters born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, with Sephardic and Middle Eastern roots. We grew up eating the best, most flavorful, comforting home-cooked meals prepared by our mom, who taught us everything we know about cooking. When we moved here to the U.S. we felt it was really important to keep our traditions and background alive, and we've done so by sharing it with everyone we've met throughout the years. After all, what better way to make new friends and share our love and culture than through food, right? Our friends have come to enjoy our food and gatherings so much that are always asking us for our recipes. That inspired us to start a cooking blog called "May I have that recipe" where we share recipes we've created inspired by our multicultural background.