Cheddar Cheese Biscotti: Edwards Crossroads Cutting Board Giveaway

Instead of crackers, try this savory version of the Italian cookie. Cheddar cheese biscotti pair well with soup, chili and cheese platers.

Cheddar Cheese Biscotti - go savory with these delicious cracker like nibbles @tspbasil

[Disclosure: I received a complimentary cutting board from Edwards Crossroads. Thoughts and opinions in the post are my own.]

I have two goodies for you today: 1) a yummy savory biscotti recipe and 2) a chance to win a gorgeous wood cutting board (beautiful enough for serving any holiday nosh to your guests.)

First up: Cheddar Cheese Biscotti.

When I started getting serious about cooking and baking in my mid-twenties, biscotti became my go-to cookie.

There’s no real reason why. Granted, I am Italian-American, but I don’t remember anyone in my family making them routinely – like pizzelles – which are always a holiday staple.

Instead of crackers, try this savory version of the Italian cookie. Cheddar cheese biscotti pair well with soup, chili and cheese platers. @tspbasil

But over the years, I’ve baked all kinds of biscotti variations from Iced Lemon Biscotti to Pistachio Cherry but never thought to do a savory version until I tried making homemade crackers a few times (like these Pepper Jack Cornbread Crackers – easier to make than cookies in my book.)

Cheddar Cheese Biscotti (serve instead of crackers!) + @edwardsxroads wood cutting board #giveaway Click To Tweet

What I really like about these cheese biscotti is you can use just about any type of cheese in the recipe- preferably a strong flavored cheese like an extra sharp Cheddar, Parmesan or even blue cheese.

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Cheddar Cheese Biscotti

Instead of crackers, try this savory version of the Italian cookie. Cheddar cheese biscotti pair well with soup, chili and cheese platers.

  • Yield: 24-26 biscotti. 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek style yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 ounces Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, thyme, salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix together yogurt, butter and eggs. Fold in cheese.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until dough comes together.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a 16-inch log. Press down to 1/2-inch thickness.
  6. Place log on tray coated with cooking spray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until it starts to turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and carefully place on rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  8. Lower oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice biscotti into 1/2-inch pieces. Place on cooking tray bottom side down (this way you won’t have to flip them during baking.)
  10. Put back into oven and bake about another 25 minutes or until golden brown all over (careful not burn edges.)
  11. Remove from oven and cool biscotti on a wire rack.
  12. Serve in bread basket or instead of crackers with cheese or soup/chili.

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Serving ideas: add these to a cheese plate in place of crackers, include them in the bread basket, serve them with soup or chili for dunking or just enjoy them straight up as a savory snack!

OK, now for this giveaway! I first learned about Edwards Crossroads through Jenna @Healthy Made Easy who went to school with the owner, Aaron. Woodworking has been a part of Aaron’s family for generations and now he’s continuing the tradition through crafting these gorgeous wooden boards.

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Each board is individually handcrafted and made from wood locally sourced from North Carolina. (Gorgeous, right??)

Here’s my black walnut board – it’s so beautiful I almost didn’t want to cut on it (but I did.)

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But that’s the cool thing about these boards, they are both functional for food prep and food service. And there’s a wide variety of styles, wood types and sizes – a unique gift for a special someone on your holiday gift list this year (or maybe for yourself 🙂

So, here’s the deal: One winner will receive this gorgeous Edwards Crossroads Black Walnut Banquet Board (pictured below, retail value $70.) Contest ends 11/17/15 at 12:00 a.m. Must be U.S. resident and at least 18 years old to enter. 

Win an Edwards Crossroads cutting board on teaspoonofspice.com !

UPDATE: The contest is now over and the winner is Pamela F. – congrats!
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