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Chocolate Biscotti


The Thanksgiving Day has always been a special day to share the love and appreciate the people who have been close to you. Most people in relationships use this occasion to express their love and gratitude to their partners. A perfect food and gift from a partner are always received by the other with much affection.

There are a variety of thanksgiving gifts that a male partner can offer to the girlfriend. For one to effectively select the best thanksgiving gift for the girlfriend, they must first come up with the gift ideas for their girlfriend. These ideas can be generated by the boyfriend by considering the gifts that will make the girlfriend feel special and loved, or one may find the gift ideas for this particular occasion by researching on the internet.

A bouquet of fresh flowers is obviously one precious thanksgiving gift that she will appreciate. This, however, will be more suitable when accompanied by other gifts such as nicely packed stone jewelry. A cute gold, silver, or diamond necklace or earrings will be fit as a thanksgiving gift for her. You may also consider buying her a thanksgiving cookbook containing traditional thanksgiving recipes if she is always interested in cooking.

Traditionally, the Thanksgiving Day was graced by a ceremony where people ate together. You may, therefore, prepare a thanksgiving food for her. The food ought to be unique, easy to prepare, and one that she will love and appreciate. One, therefore, has to find a thanksgiving recipe from a cookbook or the internet. A proper thanksgiving food will make her happy and feel loved especially given the fact that it has been made by the person she loves. One such food is the slow cooker pineapple pork roast, served with salad and freshly baked rolls. The food has a simple recipe, but the deliciousness of it goes a long way to express the love that you have for her. That is Flourless Chocolate Cake.


  • 1 ½ cups of plain flour/ all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • ½ cup dark chocolate
  • 1 cup of shelled pistachios
  • 1 cup of cranberries
  • ½ tablespoon of baking powder
  • Three eggs
  • ½ tablespoon of vanilla extract

How to Cook

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, 180 degrees C. or Gas Mark 4 and line two baking trays with baking paper.

Take the chocolate and chop into little pieces. Do the same for the cranberries and the pistachios.

Take a mixing bowl and add the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, salt and half of the chocolate into a food processor. Process the mixture until it looks like breadcrumbs. Crack the eggs, add to the mixture along with the vanilla essence into the mixture. Hit the button again until it becomes dough-like.

Lightly dust the workspace with flour and put the dough onto it. Add the pistachios and the cranberries and knead them into the dough. Shape the dough into a ball. Separate the dough into two pieces and shape them into a long cylinder shape each.

Place the two dough logs onto the baking trays and place in the oven. Bake for about 25 minutes and then take them out. They will not be fully cooked at this point, slightly hard on the outside, but this gives you the chance to cut them into slices without the log breaking down. Allow them to cool.

Take a knife and cut them into 1.5 cm slices and then place on the baking trays again. Return them to the oven for another 15 to 20 minutes. Take them out. They might appear to be softer than what you may like but as they cool down they get harder.

After this, take a saucepan and fill with water and position over a medium heat. Place a heat resistant bowl over the top and add the last of the chocolate. Stir regularly as the chocolate melts. Once smooth, drizzle the chocolate over the biscotti and allow to cool.

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