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

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

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    Thanks
     
  3. toletiquesbysam

    toletiquesbysam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2008
    Nebraska
    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

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  5. bigmike&nan

    bigmike&nan Chillin' With My Peeps

    2Dogs,

    You're busted kid... LOL

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  6. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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