I’m not a huge fan of coffee, I always feel ashamed to say it out loud as I know how many people worship it, I makes me feel as though I may as well be saying I don’t like puppies and kittens lol (don’t worry I am a huge fan of those). I don’t enjoy drinking it but I do quite enjoy coffee cake and cookies, especially when it is paired with chocolate.
I made these spiced mocha biscotti with walnuts and brazil nuts, I ground cinnamon, star anise, cloves and coffee beans together with a pestle and mortar and added it into the mixture with a little nutmeg.
- 85g unsalted butter
- 125g golden caster sugar
- 2 eggs beaten
- 250g buckwheat flour or plain flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp. coffee beans (or 2 tsp instant)
- seeds from 3 star anise
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon or half a cinnamon stick
- 4 cloves (or 1/2 tsp ground cloves)
- 60g chocolate chips
- 60g chopped walnuts
- 40g chopped brazil nuts
preheat the oven to 180c