Monday, July 12, 2010

Chocolate Biscotti

I know, I know, I am obsessed with chocolate, but you see I have no choice, they are so tempting and delicious. Also its very difficult to avoid them simply because wherever I go I find chocolate in some form or other. You can do so many things with chocolate other than eating them just like that. The other day I went to Starbucks for a coffee. I usually go there quite often but this time I had tried some biscottis. Since then I have been looking for opportunities for making biscottis at home. I was also going to see some friends over the weekend, so I thought this is something they would like to have while we chat over our coffees. This recipe makes 20+ biscottis and in this case, all of them were finish before the weekend was over. 


125 gm Sugar
125 gm flour
50 gm chopped nuts
1 egg
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder


Beat the sugar and egg together until the colour changes to light yellow. To this all the dry ingredients and mix well. This will become like a soft dough. Now lightly dust some flour on a flat surface and put the dough on and gently knead it for some time (about a minute or so!) 

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees and line a baking tray with baking sheet. Now take the dough and place it on the baking tray forming a log of 2 inch thickness. Place the tray in the oven and bake it for 25 minutes. Check the top surface of the log, if its firm to touch then bring it out and let it cool. Bring the oven temperature down to 140 degrees.   

Once cooled slice the dough in to 1 cm width pieces using a serrated knife. Place these biscotties back in the oven for another 30 minutes or until they are very dry. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Store them in an airtight container.  


  1. They indeed look fabulous and I am addicted to chocolate as well. This yummy biscotti and some dessert wine is what I want now.

  2. even i have been wanting to make biscottis for a long time but never really got down to it..these look fab

  3. love biscottis with coffe....wht a gorgeous twice baked treat with gorgeous color............first time here.........following u>>>>>>.

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  5. wow, these biscotti look so delicious and quite simple to make... I may be making these this weekend... bet they'd be nice with orange rind in them too!

  6. wat can a chocolate lover say? wow!!

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  8. Wow Biscotti looks fabulous!!
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