Maple Walnut Biscotti With Chocolate Glaze

Maple Walnut Biscotti With Chocolate Maple Glaze
Recipe Adapted from Moosewood Low Fat Favorite

I made these biscotti cookies to honour a bet to two American friends. I had bet them that the Canadian Men's Hockey team would beat the American team in their first Olympic match up. I was wrong. :( I wanted to make something that would travel well and reflected my Canadian pride. These treats were the perfect choice. My friends loved them and I'm sure you will too. Enjoy!

P.S. The Canadian Men's hockey team may have lost that first match but they went on to take Gold in the final battle with the American team. Go Cananda Go!

Makes: 30 biscotti

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup Cornmeal
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Maple extract
1/2 cups Walnuts, chopped

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon maple extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.

2. In a large mixing bow, sift together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt.

3. Lightly beat the eggs. Stir in the maple syrup and extract. Add egg mixture and walnuts to the dry ingredients and mix just until the dough is smooth.

4. Using a rubber spatula and floured hands, scoop half of the dough out of the bowl and onto one side of the baking sheet. Shape the dough into a 15-inch long log. Make a second log on the other side of the baking tray with the remaining dough. Space the logs at least 6-inches apart.

5. Bake for 25 minutes, until the top of each biscotti log is firm. Remove them with a long spatula to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Cut each log on a severe diagonal into 1/2 inch slices and place them, cut side down, on the baking sheet.

6. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees and bake for 15 minutes turning them half way through. Remove the biscotti from the pan and place on a wire rack. Allow them to cool completely.

7. For the glaze, place the chocolate chips in a large. Bring the cream to a boil in a small sauce pan. Remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Add the maple extract and let it sit for a minute. Stir slowly and constantly until all the chocolate has melted and becomes smooth.

8. Dip one end of each biscotti into the chocolate, spinning it to make sure the chocolate covers both sides. Allow to cool so that the chocolate forms a solid coating.


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Delicious biscotti! I love the flavors you chose!



Priya Suresh said...

Fantastic and gorgeous biscotti..

Ana Powell said...

Oh well, maybe you`ll win the bet next time.
With this post, you are definitely a winner.

Lot-O-Choc said...

Ooooh these look delicious, ive never tried biscotti before!!

Meg Luby said...

i love biscotti and have always wanted to make my own but have been too afraid to man up, (woman up?), and give it a go!!

you've inspired me to try. yours just look so good, i feel like not trying is silly.

love your blog, keep up the amazing work!
-meaghan @

camille said...

This combines two things I love: baked goods and hockey.

Deeba PAB said...

GO PAULA GO!! You think they'd travel to India? I'd better bet with you too sometime. Those tweeps are really enjoying this biscotti! YUM!!

Scorpio Woman said...

Thanks Paula for another great recipe. I'm keeping it. I like to try new biscotti. But I probably won't do the glaze. They look so yummy. Have a nice day :)

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