Double Chocolate Biscotti
Double Chocolate Biscotti

Double Chocolate Biscotti

I have been wanting to make biscotti for so long. At Christmas I was envisaging a Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti with a touch of spice and a drizzle of white chocolate.

Double Chocolate Biscotti Pin

Double Chocolate Biscotti – Pin Me

Through summer I wanted an Almond Biscotti with my evening tea as a sweet end to the day. Now it’s winter, my sights have been set on a more decadent biscotti.

Chocolate Biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti

A Double Chocolate Biscotti with the familiar contrast of the crunchy white almond pieces flecked throughout.

Double Chocolate Biscotti on Baking Tray

Double Chocolate Biscotti on Baking Tray

Ordinarily biscotti is a light, sweet treat which accompanies a tea or coffee. There is no need to fret about calories because the dough is made without any butter or milk which significantly reduces the calorie count.

Usually it’s a guilt free sweet treat… not today. Today I give you my  decadent, nasty, Double Chocolate Biscotti.  This crisp, delicate cookie is so rich and delicious.

Double Chocolate Biscotti
Author: Julie
Ingredients
  • 280gm flour
  • 75g Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 200gm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125gm almonds, toasted and chopped coarsely
  • 120gm chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  3. Roughly whisk 3 eggs and vanilla and stir it through the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the nuts and the chocolate chips and combine until the dough holds together.
  5. If necessary add a few teaspoons of water.
  6. Line a tray with baking paper.
  7. Divide the dough in half and roll into two logs.
  8. Flatten the top a little.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  10. Remove the biscotti from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  11. Reduce the oven heat to 150 degrees.
  12. Using a serrated knife carefully slice the log into 3/4 cm slices.
  13. Arrange the biscotti on the baking tray.
  14. Cook for a further 20.
  15. Once baked, cool the cookies completely then store in an airtight container

The inclusion of chocolate bits sets this treat apart from other chocolate biscotti.

Double Chocolate Biscotti

Double Chocolate Biscotti

Be warned, this is not your angelic low cal biscotti, the Double Chocolate Biscotti will lure you to the dark side. So I have finally shared my biscotti with readers.  What flavor is your favourite?

 

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Comments

  1. Alesah Villalon :

    Hey Julie, did you just bake this for me??? Coz my favorites almonds and chocolate teamed up in this wonderful recipe. It is nasty – not one chocolate, you doubled it! Waaahhh…I declare a Cheat Day!

  2. Your biscotti look fantastic – you could be going into business 😉 I love the flavours too.

  3. I wish you both could share them with me, the cookie jar is full!

  4. Oh this does look lovely Julie. I’ve never made biscotti but it’s also on my list of things to try.

    Krissie x – http://pearlsofstyle.blogspot.com.au

  5. I could devour the entire batch in one sitting! They look amazing 🙂

  6. I really need to make biscotti at least once. This looks like a fantastic flavour too 🙂

  7. I love how rich and decadent this biscotti looks. And I love how there’s not only cocoa but chocolate chips. This is really pretty with the almond flecks. A lovely way to end the day xx

  8. Blogging is such fun…look today I found such a wonderful blog! I love biscottis and your’s looking damn good, I must say. You love baking a lot, it seems.

    • Lol you are so right curry mania, blogging is awesome, I love the authentic recipes I discover through my blogging friends 🙂

  9. Oh yum Julie!!! All of your recipes are amazing and this one is certainly no different!! Thanks so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party and sharing your great recipe with us all! xxx

  10. I would love a couple of those with my afternoon tea. So rich and decadent!

  11. Took me a hot minute to figure out the winter comment! It’s like 90 degrees and the start of summer here in Southern Georgia!

  12. This one is perfect to me! I’ll try make them once with a magazine’s recipe and it was not good. So, yours looks very nice, I will try your recipe 😉
    Have a nice weekend Julie 🙂

  13. “Double your pleasure, double your fun.” That’s an old quote from a chewing gum commercial…But your elegant biscotti are truly something to chew on with a sip or two of diet Coke – to cancel out the extra calories =)

  14. I can almost smell the wonderful biscotti from here in Colorado 🙂 Lovely recipe and very nice photos.

  15. Oh my! These are lovely. You’ve gone with my favourite flavours…love the recipe. Pinning!

  16. Oh yeah! Double chocolate! I love this biscotti!

  17. What a decadent looking Biscotti! For winter or summer they look very tempting 🙂
    Cheers,
    J+C

  18. These look YUM! Chocolate is my absolute favourite food.

  19. I’ve only tasted store/bakery biscotti and never had a chance to taste the homemade ones. Must be so good, when they come out of the oven… And double chocolate? YEEEESS! <3 I'd love extra cup of coffee if I get to eat this!

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