Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe is given in grams; it's from a BBC food show. The dough can feel a bit crumbly but it's no problem. These are really good and chocolaty. I like to roast my hazelnuts in the oven. You make them fast and you can eat more of them since there is no butter in them good for lactose intolerants!!
- 2 eggs
- 1 pinch salt
- 130 g sugar
- 150 g flour
- 50 g fine cocoa
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 100 g chopped nuts (hazelnuts or pecans are my favourites)
- 100 g good quality dark chocolate, chopped
- Cream together the eggs with a pinch of sugar until frothy using an electric mixer.
- Spoon in the sugar little by little to make a pale yellow batter.
- Sift together flour, cocoa and baking powder; fold carefully into the egg mixture.
- Fold in nuts and chocolate.
- Chill for about 20 minutes.
- Flour hands and divide the dough into two.
- Form into logs in the length of an oven tray.
- Bake for 5 minutes in a 175°C (350°F) oven.
- Lower the temperature to 150°C (300°F) and bake for 15 minutes.
- Cut into pieces about ½-inch.
- Dry them in the oven for 15 minutes.
- When cool, store in an airtight tin.
Amazing - my husband made this. He reduced the sugar to 146g and used walnuts for the nuts and then used semisweet chopped baking chocolate that had 6 g of sugar per serving. I fell in love with my man all over again... A keeper (the recipe and the hubby!)
Beautiful Chocolate Biscotti!! yum! this was delicious and I will make it again and again! A perfect simple and delightful recipe. I did have to bake it for 30 minutes though instead of the 15 in the recipe. A new farourite... thanks!
Great flavour and easy to prepare. I used walnuts and left out the chocolate and increased the cocoa to 60grams. Not too sweet with a good chocolate flavour. I did find it hard to cut into slices without crumbling but I always have that problem with most biscotti recipes so that's probably just me or my knife! Do try this one - it's going to be a regular for me from now on.