Red Wine Whole Wheat Spelt Biscotti | © 2011 | | © 2011 |

A rather different, but tasty nonetheless biscotti recipe with whole wheat spelt, and chocolate-flavoured red wine. Caraway seeds and black pepper have added a flirtatious spicy twist that compliments a glass of powerful Châteauneuf-du-Pape perfectly.
Recipe adapted from Too Much Food

  • 360 g Whole wheat spelt
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 40 g Caster sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Caraway seeds
  • 300 ml Chocolate flavoured red wine
  • 1/2 Egg white, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Mix together whole wheat spelt flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, black pepper and caraway seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Pour in red wine and olive oil. Mix until smooth. Divide dough in half and shape two logs, 10 inches long and 3 inches wide. Brush the tops with egg white.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 93C/200F. Slice each log into 1/2-inch-wide slices with a serrated knife.
  4. Arrange slices, cut side down, on same baking sheet. Bake for about 30 minutes. Turn biscotti over halfway in between. Transfer to rack and cool. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Anonymous 12/7/11 07:23

Very different, I love it. But in all honesty, anything with the word wine in it and I'm IN! Great photos. :)

OohLookBel 12/7/11 07:25

Yum, I love biscotti, especially with a small glass of sweet wine ;) I'm going to buy some spelt flour now, and will make these together with your rolled spelt cookies.

Sharmilee! :) 12/7/11 08:14

Luv those biscottis...perfect with a cup of soup

Rosa's Yummy Yums 12/7/11 08:17

Mmmhhh, they must be very flavorful thanks to the spelt flour. What delicious looking biscotti!



Anncoo 12/7/11 08:27

WOW! another interesting from you Angie. Always inspired by your creations..this looks very delicious, must get some spelt flour soon :)

Maris(In Good Taste) 12/7/11 10:23

Your photos are fantastic and they alone make me want to try these!

Three-Cookies 12/7/11 11:35

This looks interesting. Yesterday I put red wine in my mash and today I see a recipe for red wine biscotti! Red wine becoming more popular:)

claudia 12/7/11 13:17

my mom use to make a black pepper cookie with wine will have to try these out they look great!

Premalatha Aravindhan 12/7/11 13:42

Delicious biscotti,luks perferct and tempting...

Vimitha Anand 12/7/11 13:42

Beautifully done biscotti and beautifully presented....

Joanne 12/7/11 13:50

These are so much fun! I love the idea of a savory biscotti like this!

Belinda @zomppa 12/7/11 14:06

What a great treat - love the presentation.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 12/7/11 14:31

They look so good, Angie, especially dunking them in the wine! Great shots!

aipi 12/7/11 14:48

What a fun presentation ~ these biscottis must be so addictive and really delicious.
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shaz@feedingmykidsbetter 12/7/11 14:56

Hi angie
I just baked a batch of spelt peanut butter cookies (will post soon!) an I love using spelt! Thanks for sharing another recipe I can use my spelt flour on.

girlichef 12/7/11 14:57

Wow, so different- they sound fantastic!

Faith 12/7/11 15:09

I've never tried making biscotti, but I would really love to. I love the flavors you've used here, very unique and delicious sounding!

Parsley Sage 12/7/11 15:11

I'm definitely pro-flirtatious twist :) Lovely biscotti!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 12/7/11 15:41

What wonderful photography you have for this post. The biscotti look absolutely scrumptious, especially with the pairing. Great post!

Lora 12/7/11 15:44

These look amazing! The chocolate flavored red wine is such a unique ingredient.

Kelly 12/7/11 16:16

Angie - these look great! Biscotti is a favourite in our home and spelt flour has beautiful baking properties. The caraway seeds are very interesting... all paired with chocolate flavoured red wine - love it!

Food Glorious Food! 12/7/11 16:21

This is totally new to me! Love the sound of chocolate red wine in the ingredients.. Thanks for sharing dear!

Santosh Bangar 12/7/11 16:46

always fantastic recipe this biscuttie is gorgeous and presentation super

Miriam 12/7/11 16:56

Oh, these look so perfect! Well done :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

A Canadian Foodie 12/7/11 17:02

What a brilliant idea for a biscotti base, Angie. The photos are beautiful, too. I haven't meant to have been so neglectful - just so so so much on my plate I am so far behind. (Wedding)

platanos mangoes and me 12/7/11 17:51

Loved the pictures Angie and a great biscotti

Mother Rimmy 12/7/11 18:03

What an interesting combination. I actually have chocolate red wine in the frig that I had no idea what to do with. Now I do!

Barbara 12/7/11 19:40

You are so clever, Angie. I love this combination and your photos are wonderful. Super presentation! Makes me want to make this ASAP!

Susan 12/7/11 19:59

Cool! I love wine and I certainly love biscotti! Beautiful photos!

Kelly 12/7/11 20:17

What a fabulous idea, love this!! Looks so delicious! :)

Cake Duchess 12/7/11 20:55

Gorgeous biscotti, Angie:) Love the addition of choc red wine and the spelt flour makes it healthy:)

Gloria 12/7/11 20:59

Annie I love biscottis, are nice, delicious and I love to eat always!! these look delicious and the pictures lovely!! Love your wine bottle! look nice, gloria

Anonymous 12/7/11 21:08

Those are really cool! Black Pepper?! Awesome!...and I happen to have a bottle of chocolate wine! Fantastic!

Shilpa Sharma 12/7/11 22:31

I had never heard of chocolate wine....brilliant! healthy with the spelt and red wine....I suppose a 'must have' in every your space...

Carolyn 12/7/11 23:00

Ooo, your biscotti looks lovely. I am so curious about how the red wine tastes in it!

Joy 13/7/11 04:47

The biscotti looks wonderful.

Elin 13/7/11 06:14

I have never tasted chocolate flavored red wine before . I bet it goes well for these biscotti...this is what I wish I could have...sit back relax and put up my feet and have this delightful indulgent :)

TasteHongKong 13/7/11 07:01

Yes, quite a different recipe to me. I'm interested in that bottle of chocolate red wine too : ).

kitchen flavours 13/7/11 07:57

I've never seen chocolate flavoured red wine! Very interesting flavour, sounds really good! Your biscotti looks fabulous, would love to try some of these!

Ilke 13/7/11 12:06

Wine and chocolate! Great couple :) I bet the spices give a nice, different taste as well!

Lovee to cook 13/7/11 12:07

Wine and Biscotti. Nice combination Angie.


Sutapa 13/7/11 12:42

Biscotti with chocolate flavored wine..... just rock and very rhythmically presented!

Jenn 13/7/11 15:02

Ok, I'm hooked already and I haven't even had one!! YUM! I didn't even know there was such a thing as chocolate flavored wine... Need to find that for sure!

MaryMoh 13/7/11 19:04

A new biscotti, different from the usual ones! I love it. A friend gave me a packet of biscotti recently and it's so good dunked in coffee. I have to try making. Looks simple.

Tanantha P. 14/7/11 00:55

red wine in biscotti? this is too good to be true! I like your presentation too Angie. Very cute!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 14/7/11 00:57

OMG! LOOK AT THOSE LOVELY PICTURES...they are so inviting...loved the new blog design too Angie..

t 14/7/11 01:00

Looks so good!

Baking Serendipity 14/7/11 05:59

I've never made (or eaten) a biscotti made with red wine. Creative!

Rosita Vargas 14/7/11 06:32

Annie excelentes biscottis,se ven maravillosos y muy tentadores,abrazos grandes.

Jeannie 14/7/11 08:21

Looking at the photos, I am sure they are very tasty...lovely photography:)

Ashlea Taylor 14/7/11 12:45

I love biscotti, but have really only had them with coffee. This combo looks fantastic.

noobcook 14/7/11 13:14

Biscotti with red wine sounds like a good match to me!

Cathy at Wives with Knives 14/7/11 15:16

A savory biscotti is a great change from the sweet ones I usually bake. Your photos are beautiful.

peachkins 14/7/11 16:35

usually, I dip my biscotti in coffee... I better try it in red wine...

lena 15/7/11 18:18

havent heard of choc flavoured red wine, this recipe sounds intriguing to me!

Elisabeth 15/7/11 22:56

Such an unusual sweet and savory biscotti, Angie. Love the crispiness, and the fact that it was made with such a healthy spelt flour. Would love to dip this into a nice glass of fruity red wine...for me this would be the preferance, instead of a dessert wine!

Magic of Spice 19/7/11 23:04

What a unique flavor profile for biscotti...they looks wonderful :)


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