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Fast Food

KFC UK Has Kream Balls Filled with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce

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Gotta hand it to KFC, the fast food chain knows how to feed our inner glutton by offering the masses unnecessary inventions like KFC Go Cups and now, Kream Balls. The on-the-go plastic pods are designed to make eating ice cream not only convenient but less messy (see: less fun).

The Kream Balls are available in three different variations, including vanilla soft serve with caramel drizzle and macadamia nut, chocolate drizzle and crumbled chocolate biscotti, or strawberry drizzle and cherry crumble.

Unfortunately, it looks like the first world novelties to-go are only available in the United Kingdom and India. Until these icy treats make their way to the US, tease your taste buds with these Instagram snaps.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Caribou’s New Biscotti Mocha is Pretty Much Pinterest in a Cup

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There are only a few things I know about biscotti. The first is that it’s really crunchy bread. The second is that the Filipino version is absolutely incredible. And the last is that it probably tastes pretty good when broken up and mixed into coffee, otherwise this new Biscotti Mocha from Caribou Coffee doesn’t make a lick of sense.

But hey, I’m just a lowly food blogger without a single DIY-ing, coffee-drinking, hipster bone in my body. For all I know, “pretty good” could be the understatement of the century.

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Designed as “perfect complement to embracing life’s simple moments,” the new Biscotti Mocha from the Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee Company features flavors of amaretto, vanilla and pistachio – all topped with crumbled biscotti, according to a press release.

Yes, because there’s nothing like waking up at 4 a.m. at the lake house with a warm cup of Biscotti mocha, especially when it comes with the totally adorable, totally twee TV spot below.

“Life is getting up an hour early, to live an hour more.”

It’s so hip I could puke.

H/T + PicThx PR Newswire

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Recipes

Pistachio Cherry Biscotti

This “American” biscotti, is not as hard as the kind you might find in cellophane at your local coffee shop. The salty pistachio pairs well with the sweet, fruity cherry. You could add whatever mixins you like, but I think they’d still have been great left plain.

Make sure you don’t use the pistachio “kernels” though, their flavor is too overpowering for these. Unfortunately, that’s what I accidentally grabbed at the store so that’s what I used. I had to just imagine how much more delicious they’d have been if I’d used proper pistachios.

Cherry Pistachio Biscotti

  • ½ cup chopped pistachios
  • ½ cup sweet or sour dried cherries
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease (or line with parchment) a large (18 x 13-inch) baking sheet.

In a medium bowl, whisk salt, baking powder, salt, and flour. Set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, don’t stress if your mixture looks a little curdled. Lower the mixer speed, add the flour, and mix until smooth. The dough will still be soft and sticky. Stir in the pistachios and cherries.

Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet, shaping it into a rough log about 14 inches long. It will be about 2 1/2 inches wide and about 3/4 inch thick.

Bake the dough for 25 minutes. Remove it from the oven and let cool until you can handle it (5 minutes, or up to 20 minutes). Lightly but thoroughly spritz the log five minutes before cutting, making sure to cover the sides as well as the top. This will soften the crust a bit to make slicing the biscotti easier. While you wait, reduce the oven to 325°F.

Cut the biscotti into 1/4- to 3/4-inch slices. Without nuts or any add-ins, is easy to slice thin. Once you start adding chips, almonds, raisins, and other chunky ingredients, a 3/4-inch slice is more realistic. When you’re slicing, be sure to cut straight up and down, if you cut at an angle, biscotti may be thicker at the top than the bottom, and they’ll topple over during their second bake.

Set the biscotti upright on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and transfer them to a rack to cool.

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Video

News Anchor Blooper Pairs Biscotti With Unlikely Body Part [VIDEO]

With the power of YouTube, poor news anchors and guest hosts will never live any blunders down as there is always someone ready to record history. In this case, a live morning broadcast toss to Nancy from Sparkle Markets reveals what really is on her mind when she’s thinking of eating Biscotti. Can’t un-forget that Giada reference at the end either. Enjoy:

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Cravings

Zucchini Flan

This Zucchini Flan comes from Qyel, a culinary artist on the up-and-up as can be propositioned from the amazing looking picture above! The dish is complete with the zucchini flan, almond florentine, biscotti, butterscotch and crem anglaise sauce, and fresh fruits. Kudos on a great looking dish!