Chocolate & hazelnut biscotti

Chocolate & hazelnut biscotti

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins


Makes 20-24
These crunchy biscuits are great with coffee, or served with chilled sweet wine for dipping

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal84
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.09g
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  • 2 medium eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • zest 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 25g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped



    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…

  • 25g chocolate chips


  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl, then add the orange zest, hazelnuts and chocolate chips. Fold into the egg mix to make a soft dough. Tip onto a lightly floured surface, shape into a 25cm sausage shape with lightly floured hands, then transfer to baking sheet. Flatten to a 3cm thickness, then bake for 30 mins until lightly browned on top.

  2. Remove and slide onto a chopping board, then reduce the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Cut the log into 1cm thick slices and return to the baking sheet, cut-sides up. Bake for 10-15 mins until crisp, then cool on a wire rack. Will keep in a tin for 3 weeks.

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Comments (24)

Lаwrence's picture

this gave me food poisoning

Prez's picture

Much good, very recipe, just yesterweek i did made recipe & fam liek lot a lot

warnerr19's picture

Made a practice batch of this as I'm planning on making it as part of family Christmas presents this year. I doubled the hazelnuts and chocolate and added some mixed spice. Went down really well. Especially good dipped into hot chocolate for a wintery treat. The mixture is very sticky and so was a little bit tricky to get into the right sort of shape, but that just gives you an excuse to have to lick all the mixture off your hands, and once it's all sliced up it looks great anyway.

Vicky Jones's picture

Wonderful texture and crunch but very little flavour even with double the hazelnut and choc chips. Would maybe add some vanilla essence or spice mix to add some kick.

c0wface's picture

These biscotti are a big hit in my house. I also add cranberries or use a nut mix as an alternative and replace the orange zest with orange essence.

dorothyd's picture

Could I use bread flour, as I do not have any plain or SR flour, at the moment. I do have gluten free plain flour, would that be OK?

mindymoo62's picture

I tried these with a view to making them at Christmas for family and friends.
Very easy to make, even though I did do a few 'tweaks' I used self raising flour with a little extra baking powder. I substituted Brazil nuts for the hazelnuts, and added 25g of cranberries and a splash of vanilla extract. I also added half the juice of the orange. All tasted fabulous! And look impressive once cut up. Will be part of my Christmas baking yum yum !!'s picture

Extremely easy to make (made them after work to chill-out) and the result is absolutely tasterific!! I substituted the hazelnut for some left over flaked almonds and added a few more choccy bits. I don't think they are going to last long!

sasha82's picture

I thought this recipe was dead easy to make and the results were fantastic. I've demolished half of them already, good job, thanks for posting a recipe that actually works!

asmelly's picture

Very quick and easy to make. I thought these oil be rally tricky and complicated but they rent. As others said, it lacks a bit in flavour but seeing as you can add whatever you want to these I don't really see it as a major flaw! Gorgeous with tea or coffee.

gweedon's picture

I made this for my colleagues at work and it went down well. I doubled the amount of chocolate and nuts. It was easy to make and I will definitely make it again.

alexa_4912's picture

Absolutely delish! Just made them for my ever-hungry male housemates and we all loved them. Made a few little variations - added a pinch of salt and a few drops of vanilla extract, plus a bit more chocolate and nuts (used almonds instead of hazelnuts). I reckon the beauty of the recipe is that you can make any additions that you want; might try it again with some dried fruit. Easy to make, delicious and they look very professional.

rubyfitz's picture

Tried these at the weekend, Easy to make, added little more chocolate yum yum

juliewhite23's picture

Made these quite a few times, they are easy to make. Added extra hazelnuts as we are a nutty household!

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lauraknobbs1's picture

I'm thinking of using roast chestnuts instead of hazlenuts - does anybody have an opinion on whether this may work??

lexy9uk's picture

Just made a variation of these, I used glace cherries and walnuts, delicious, oh and I added a few good drops of vanilla extract, yummy! Really easy to make too.

helen-luke's picture

Made these yesterday and they were delicious, they disappeared in no time! Next time I will add a little vanilla extract though, and possibly some more chocolate.

patriciamackey's picture

Easy to make, tasted delicious, had to supplement hazelnuts with almonds (due to baking cupboard being raided!) will definitely be making them again.

scaryjane's picture

I made this at the weekend - fab! We all thought it was better than the fruity biscotti. Will definately make again. Has anyone tried freezing it like the fruity christmas biscotti?


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