Cheater's Biscotti (ssshhh! don't tell BigMike!!!)

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by 2DogsFarm, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    While there is no doubt in my mind that his recipe makes a delicious biscotti, for all of us lazy cooks I have an alternative.

    Take a box of cake mix - 2-layer size, any flavor - mix with 1 stick of softened butter, 1 cup flour and 2 eggs. This will make a really stiff dough - almost like Playdoh.

    Shape this dough into 2 logs - about 2" wide - and place on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet

    Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, remove from the oven & let cool for about 10 minutes.
    Slice each log crosswise into 1/2" slices and separate these slices slightly
    Bake for 10 minutes more then let cool completely.

    You can mix in extras - like chocolate chips, fruit or nuts along with the flour,butter & eggs.

    I've done:
    *chocolate cake mix with chocolate chips
    *lemon cake mix with dried cranberries
    *yellow cake with chopped pistachios

  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Songster

    Sep 19, 2008
    I'm going to give that a try!! Thanks for sharing, and I won't tell BigMike!! [​IMG]
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC

  5. 2Dogs,

    You're busted kid... LOL

  6. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    Dear bigmike;
    As much as I love reading your recipes and even trying them out myself, sometimes ya just gotta be a lazyslutcheater and take the shortcuts [​IMG]

    Gotta tell you I impressed the heck out of my Eye-talian friend with a gift of these biscotti. She could not believe they weren't homemade.
    WTH: they LOOK homemade...and I did make them in my home...
  7. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    That's good BigM&N [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2009

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