Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas = Biscotti (amongst other things) December 9th 2013

I love to have some biscotti in the cupboard around Christmas when you can get unexpected visitors. It is so easy to make and although the end product may not be a neat and perfect as manufactured, it still tastes sensational, perfect for a morning coffee accompaniment. My favourite is to use hazelnuts or walnuts rather than almonds as they are a bit easier to cut into slices. Enjoy!

Chocolate  hazelnut biscotti
2 cups flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup  hazelnuts ( or walnuts or blanched almonds)
3 eggs
1/2 cup butter - melted
Sift flour, cocoa and bicarb soda into a large bowl
Make a well in the centre and add sugar, nuts, mutter and eggs and mix to a soft dough.
Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
Divide dough into 2 equal portions and shape into log.
Place on greased baking try and bake at 180 degrees C for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cool ( this is very important to enable clean slicing in the next step)
Cut into strips up to 1 cm thick.
Return to tray and bake a further 10 minutes.

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