Chocolate almond biscotti 22. July 2011 William Davis (8) Biscotti are twice-baked biscuits or cookies that are perfect for dipping into coffee, latté, or espresso. These wheat-free, low-carb biscotti are rich with the taste of chocolate and almonds.Yield: approximately 15 biscottiIngredients:2 cups almond meal½ cup chopped walnuts1/4 cup cocoa powder (undutched)½ cup dark chocolate chipsSweetener equivalent to ½ cup sugar (e.g., liquid stevia, Truvia)½ cup ricotta cheese, room temperature (replace with coconut milk if lactose intolerant)4 tablespoons butter, melted (replace with coconut oil if lactose intolerant)2 large eggs¼ cup milk, unsweetened almond milk, or soy milk¼ cup almond, peanut, or sunflower seed butter, room temperaturePreheat oven to 350º F.Mix almond meal, walnuts, sweetener, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips in bowl. Mix in ricotta, butter, eggs, milk, and nut butter and blend by hand thoroughly.Pour mix onto baking pan lined with parchment paper or greased with coconut oil or other oil. Shape into loaf approximately 1 inch deep and 3½ to 4 inches in width. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes.Remove loaf and allow to cool 15 minutes. Slice into approximately ¾-inch widths and lay each biscotto on its side on baking pan. Put back in oven for 10 minutes.Remove pan and flip biscotti over. Place back in oven and bake an additional 5 minutes. Remove and cool.Optional: For a little dark chocolate "icing":Melt 3-4 oz semisweet or dark chocolate in microwave (in 15 second increments until melted) or in metal bowl placed in heated water. Stir in 1-2 teaspoons butter. Dip each biscotti into melted chocolate mix or drizzle chocolate mixture over top of each biscotto.