March 30, 2010

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Amazingly, nothing funny or embarassing has happened to me for several days, unless you could L inquiring hopefully if she gets all our money when we die.

Therefore I am going to take this opportunity to document a secret family recipe for Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti that taste divine in the morning with a cuppa.

Ready for bliss? Here we go:

You'll need:
7 oz (200 g) hazelnuts
7.5oz (215 g) flour
3.5 oz (100 g) sugar (and remember that raw is more ayurvedic than white)
dash of salt
half tsp cinnamon (optional)
half tsp baking powder
2 eggs
block of dark baking chocolate

Roast half the hazelnuts in a non-stick pan until a bit browned and grind the other half.

Chop the roasted hazelnuts into smaller pieces - just spread them on a cutting board and use a knife to chop them coarsely.

Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and ground nuts in a bowl.

Add eggs and mix - you probably need to use your hands. It's worth it.

Make two long, flat loaves.

Bake 20 minutes at 375 F/190 C.

Remove and cut the loaves into individual biscotti.

Now bake again (biscotti means 'baked twice, get it?) at 275 F/140 C for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool while you melt the chocolate, ideally using a double boiler or put one pan on top of another pan that has boiling water in it.

Spread the melted chocolate on the biscotti.

Stick in the fridge so the chocolate can harden - once hardened you can put them in a cookie jar or tupperware.



  1. THAT is a recipe I can love and eat. A lot.

  2. That sounds yummy! Thanks.

    Biscotti. Baked twice. Nope. I didn't know that. I'm a sad, sad, geek.


  3. Oooh- definitely going to try these. They sound delicious!

  4. I have a fear of Biscotti. Always worried I'll break a tooth!

  5. Yum! Can't you make it and send it to me? MUCH more fun!!

  6. Oh Wow!! What a treat to go with our coffee just like you said. Yum!

  7. That sounds so delicious. I don't eat enough biscotti.

  8. Nice recipe. I love to eat biscotti. I'll try it.

  9. Wow! lovely recipe. I'm going to try. It sounds so tasty I love it.

  10. Nice recipe, I'll try at home then i'll eat with my special coffee.
    TK looking forward to see more.

  11. Biscotti & coffee is part of our after dinner ritual. I will definately be trying this recipe. Thanks!

  12. I really have to try making this. I usually buy Nonni's and I am sure it pales in comparison. Like homemade ruggelah to the store bought!

  13. Thank you for sharing this! Just what I’ve been searching for. Great info!


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