Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti

Wow it is good to be back. After not baking for a long time, I had forgotten how much fun I have been missing! Yeah I know, im that much of a loser ; ) lol. But seriously, these were actually kinda fun to make, even though I somehow managed to get flour & coco powder ALL over me.
But, this recipe was definitely a keeper. It had a really nice coco flavor, and the hazelnuts worked really well pairing with the chocolate. If I were to change anything in this recipe, I think that I would increase the chocolate chips a little bit because, who doesn't like more chocolate? : )
The perfect way to start off your morning: Biscotti and a hot cup of coffee : D

Chocolate hazelnut biscotti
Cafe Fernando
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 egg white
1 cup hazelnuts, chopped
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Preheat your oven to 375 F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter for 2 minutes. Add sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs, one at a time and beat until incorporated.
Add flour mixture gradually and mix until combined.
Add the chopped hazelnuts and chocolate and mix with a wooden spoon.
Flour your hands (the dough is quite sticky) and turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Cut in half and shape each piece into a 12 inch log.
Place them onto the baking trays and flatten them slightly.
Lightly beat the egg white and brush the logs. Sprinkle generously with sugar. Bake the logs, rotating trays half way through for 25 minutes. Transfer the logs onto a cutting board and let cool for 20-30 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300 F. Cut the logs crosswise to half an inch thick slices. Place on a wire rack and bake for 30 minutes.


RecipeGirl said...

Delish... yes, biscotti is a good way to start off your morning. Extra chocolate is always a good thing.

Nice to see you back!

noble pig said...

Can you bring some over to go with my coffee? They look awesome.

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Cocoa powder is funny stuff, it puffs up like crazy and sticks to everything. Great looking biscotti, I love hazelnuts in biscotti maybe even moreso than almonds.

giz said...

My favourite biscotti flavour - I make these often and they freeze so well. It's worth making double and trip recipes.

Michelle Ann said...

Yum! I love all biscotti!!!

Maria said...

We posted chocolate hazelnut cookies today! Can't wait to try your biscotti!! They look super delicious!

Lori Lynn said...

Start off the morning with coffee and biscotti - especially your homemade biscotti - it's going to be a fine day!

Bellini Valli said...

These would definitely be a great way to start our day!!

*Priscilla* said...

yum! these look so good. i haven't attempted to try biscottis yet - so you did it before me! it looks kinda hard to me.

alexandra's kitchen said...

my love for biscotti was cemented last weekend when I purchased a package from a local shop and devoured them within a week. But they are never as good as homemade. These look delectable!

liz said...

given my undying love of nutella, i'm going to have to give this chocolate + hazelnut combo a try next time. they look amazing!

Psychgrad said...

You've been tagged (when/if you have time)!

Cakespy said...

HECK YES! Power to the biscotti! This looks twice baked and DOUBLE delicious! :-)

Parker said...

This would be great with my cup of Jo right now!

Tina said...

Yum! I have a new love for chocolate hazelnut biscotti!

sarahyaqoot said...

mmmm.. looks good!

Kevin said...

That biscotti looks good! Have a great new year!

Jill B said...

Hey Jessie,
I came back by b/c I was trying to remember where I got this recipe from - b/c I love it. Where are ya lately?