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01-05-2001, 04:56 PM
Does anyone have the recipe for the Chai Tea Biscotti from November 2000 handy? I would really appreciate it!
Thanks in advance for posting it!
01-05-2001, 05:19 PM
Here you go!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Chai Spice Biscotti
Recipe By :Cooking Light Magazine. November 2000. Page: 200.
Serving Size : 30 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Cookies
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon loose Chai spice tea or orange spice tea
(about 3 tea bags)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon triple sec (orange-flavored liqueur) or
3 large eggs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly spoon the flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (flour through allspice) in a large bowl. Combine the oil, liqueur, and eggs, and add to the flour mixture, stirring until well-blended (the dough will be dry and crumbly). Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 7 or 8 times. Divide the dough in half. Shape each portion into an 8-inch-long roll. Place rolls 6 inches apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; flatten each roll to 1-inch thickness.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the rolls from baking sheet; cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack. Cut each roll diagonally into 15 (1/2-inch) slices. Place the slices, cut sides down, on baking sheet. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees; bake 10 minutes. Turn cookies over; bake an additional 10 minutes (the cookies will be slightly soft in center but will harden as they cool). Remove from baking sheet; cool completely on wire rack. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscotto).
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 79 Calories; 1g Fat (11.6% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 16g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 19mg Cholesterol; 38mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
NOTES : No time to head to the local coffee shop for Chai tea this afternoon? No problem--just grab some of these tea-leaf-filled biscotti instead. They have a subtle flavor that sticks around long after the cookie is gone.
Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
01-05-2001, 05:22 PM
Thanks so much Laura B!
01-08-2001, 02:31 PM
When I made the chai tea biscotti I coudn't find any chai tea spice so I substituted Yogi's Hazelnut Cream Tea. The result was delicious. I gave some for a gift and the recipient loved the Chai flavor! I also made the cranberry chocolate chip biscotti, but substituted dried cherries, white chocolate chips and almonds (at another reader's suggestion). They were fabulous! The CL biscotti recipes are the best that I've ever tried.
Linda in MO
01-09-2001, 10:28 AM
I need some advice on these. I have some Celestial Seasonings Vanilla Maple tea bags and was wondering if it would taste good in these? Also, what could I use instead of Triple Sec? The only liquor I have in the house is rum. Any ideas?
Linda in MO
01-09-2001, 12:08 PM
Thanks guys! Now I need to get some allspice. I will let you all know how they turn out.
01-09-2001, 11:15 PM
I just made these over the weekend. I used the orange spice tea bags and they are really good. It tastes like a spiced biscotti. Triple Sec is orange flavored so you can substitute orange juice for it or maybe even another fruit juice. As for the tea bags, if it were me, I would probably try it with the bags you have. The maple and vanilla might compliment the spices even more in the biscotti. I hope this helps you.
01-09-2001, 11:57 PM
I think the vanilla and maple would be great in it...I'd still use the same spices and everything; just substitute the tea.
I used brandy when I made these biscotti, and I've done them twice...they were so delicious both times. Liquor-lover that I am, I would just use the rum...I think the maple and vanilla flavors would be great with it. Let us know how they turn out!
Linda in MO
12-10-2003, 01:21 PM
I finally made these for the first time yestereday. Very good! I used Lipton Chai tea bags, added a teaspoon of ground mace and cut back on the ginger and allspice by 1/2 t. each, and I added an extra 1/2 t. cinnamon. I didn't have any triple sec so I used a T. of my rum-based homemade vanilla (it's not very strong yet) and added the zest of an orange. The dough was very crumbly so I cut a wedge of orange and drizzled it over the dough. And I buttered my hands to knead and shape the dough. My only complaint is that when I eat these without a beverage, they leave a slight burning sensation in my mouth. :eek: I'm not sure if it's from the tea, the spices, or the orange zest. :confused: Did anyone else notice this?
12-10-2003, 01:24 PM
I have not made that recipe yet, but I would say it is the spices. Try cutting back on some of them ginger/cinnamon/allspice, maybe some of the tea if it has alot of cloves in it.
I had a chai tea that had too much spice, burning my mouth like you say.
02-21-2004, 03:10 PM
I finally got around to trying the Chai Spice Biscotti recipe posted above. These have a very good flavor but the appearance is seriously lacking. They look like compressed sawdust - all dry and pale. I had to grind my chai tea in the coffee grinder b/c the tea was way too coarse to eat - kind of barky. I wonder if a little more oil would improve the looks and maybe a dip in maple glaze.
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