Thursday, September 5, 2013

affogato & chocolate espresso biscotti

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DSC02543.jpgAffogato translates to "drowned" in Italian - affogato al cafe, meaning drowned in coffee, is a traditional Italian treat served in cafes consisting of a shot or two of hot espresso poured over vanilla or coffee ice cream. Affogatos can be dressed up in many ways; chocolate shavings, whipped cream or chocolate covered espresso beans. To me, the perfect pairing to an affogato treat would be biscotti, the famous twice baked Italian cookie. What a better way to celebrate the month of coffee than with an affogato and chocolate espresso almond biscotti. 

Join me over at Sunflower Natural Foods for the recipe!
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16 comments:

  1. I believe it's one of the most exquisite vegan desserts I've seen. Thank you!

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  2. There's a local shop here called Pitango that I get affogato at sometimes. Sooo good.
    Biscotti is also on my to bake list for MoFo! I am thinking chocolate almond, but chocolate espresso sounds awful tempting too.

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    1. You are so lucky to have so many amazing food stops in your area- I miss DC so much!

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  3. Great guest post, Heather! I love affogato (though I haven't had it in ages), and biscotti is one of my favorite things to have alongside any coffee. Your recipe looks absolutely perfect!

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    1. Thanks Willow! Biscotti, for me is totally the perfect fall cookie :)

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  4. I've always wanted to try affogato, but I don't have an espresso maker myself and I don't see it on menus often...love the idea of pairing it with the coconut coffee ice cream - yum! Not to mention adding that biscotti!

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    1. I had no idea what I bought was actually an espresso maker! I did a little research and found out after the fact, I just like the color and thought it was adorable, plus it was on sale!

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  5. You know how to definitely turn simple biscotti into an elaborate dessert :D

    Cheers
    CCU

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  6. I have tomake some Biscotti this holiday season. I made some 2 years back and it needed some work. these look perfect and such an awesome dessert.

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    1. Aww thanks Richa,I am sure your biscotti was perfect!

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  7. These look really good....I can't find the recipe can you please help, thanks.

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    1. Sorry about the missing link! These were really delicious- here's the direct link :) http://sunflowernaturalfoods.typepad.com/my-blog/2013/09/chocolate-espresso-almond-biscotti-affogato.html

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