Chocolate & hazelnut biscotti

Chocolate & hazelnut biscotti

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(18 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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heatherjdw
18th Jun, 2010
3.05
Loved this, the only problem I would say the dough more difficult to role into a sausage shape than the recipe suggested. found it tasted nutty & orangey.
lettucia
17th Jun, 2010
I would put much more chocolate and hazelnut next time, and maybe cinnamon. The flavor was very weak.
nikkiecooke22
26th May, 2010
1.05
Very quick and easy to make but lacking something in flavour. I make the fruity christmas biscotti all year round, its juicy and full of flavour, but this recipe is very disappointing

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