The Weekend of Covering Up Messes

21 10 2010

I have had a Fall of mishaps. I had a OPI nailpolish fall out of the medicine cabinet and shatter dark purple nailpolish everywhere in our bathroom. It was a mess ! We had to replace the floor, repaint the entire bathroom. Murphy’s Law states once you replace one thing… poor Ken had to take the bathroom door off the hinges to saw the bottom of the door because the new floor was too high to clear the door. This past weekend I managed to break the lazy susan in our kitchen as well.. so our coffee grinder was hostage until Ken swooped in and fixed it.
Our bathroom floor is done and the door is functional again !

With all of this, i figured we needed some comfort food.. and well, after our grinder was rescued from the stuck lazy susan, this snack needed to be GOOD and GOOD with coffee.
I saw a recipe in Chatelaine this month with pumpkin and ripped it out to “think” about how I would manage to make this. These arent really low carb, but passable within the range of our diet and digestive systems.

Pumpkin Spiced Biscotti w/ White Chocolate

2 1/2 cups Plain Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Granulated Splenda (i used 1/2 Splenda, 1/2 malitol)
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 egg
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup Pumpkin Pure (not pie filling, sugar alert !)
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/2 cup Sugar Free White Chocolate

preheat oven 300

lrge bowl sift together splenda, flour, baking powder and spices.

Mix all the wet ingredients in another bowl, melted butter, eggs,vanilla mix and add to the dry ingredients… knead into 2 loaves (about 2.5 inches across) and bake for 30 minutes in a 300 degree oven.

Take out of oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Turn down the oven to 275 degrees, slice loaves and put fresh sliced side down and bake for 35 minutes until they are crisp.

Heat a bit of milk to hot, add white chocolate and stir until melted and dipping half of biscotti into chocolate, let cool on parchment.

Nutrition on these are for 1 biscotti:
115 calories, 5 g fat, 14 g carbs and 2 g protein.

Definitely not an everyday food, as the protein isnt high enough to balance the carbs, but they are wonderful ~ The pumpkin makes the biscotti slightly chewy, the spices are nice, and the white chocolate melts in your mouth. SO a DO OVER !

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25 10 2010
Pumpkin Obsessed « Antics of a Museum Girl

[…] I am not eating enough veg and so i am having weird veggie cravings? I have made 2 batches of my pumpkin biscotti thus far and Ken gives them a two thumbs up. I guess those pumpkin tins are so big I am always left […]

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