Chocolate & hazelnut biscotti

Chocolate & hazelnut biscotti

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 45 mins

Easy

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal84
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.09g
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    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
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

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

  • 25g toasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
    Hazelnuts

    Hazelnut

    hay-zl-nut

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

  • 25g chocolate chips

Method

  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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Lаwrence
18th Apr, 2016
this gave me food poisoning
Prez
18th Apr, 2016
Much good, very recipe, just yesterweek i did made recipe & fam liek lot a lot
warnerr19
8th Dec, 2014
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
15th Oct, 2014
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
9th Oct, 2014
5.05
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
11th Dec, 2013
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
17th Nov, 2013
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 !!
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11th Sep, 2013
5.05
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
9th Apr, 2013
5.05
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
23rd Mar, 2013
3.05
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.

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