Classic Chocolate Chip Biscotti

A traditional crunchy Italian Biscotti made with our original dark chocolate. The perfect gift or treat.

Prep time: about 20 minutes

Cooking time: about 80minutes

Serves: 30

Ingredients:

  • 250 g soft lightly salted butter
  • 250 g brown sugar
  • 125 g white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 550 g plain flour (Italian ’00’ best), sifted
  • 2 tsp real vanilla essence
  • 250 g Caffe Nero dark chocolate, roughly cut
  • 150 g hazelnuts, roughly chopped

What you’ll need:

  • Silicone baking sheet or greaseproof paper
  • Baking tray
  • Large bowl
  • Electric mixer or whisk
  • teaspoon
  • Scales
  • Air-tight tin

Step one:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, gas mark 4 and line a baking tray with a silicone baking sheet or greaseproof paper.

Step two:

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars, then beat in the eggs. Add the flour spoonful by spoonful.  When everything is mixed in, add the vanilla, chocolate pieces and hazelnuts.

Step three:

Spoon the mixture on the prepared baking tray in 2 parallel oblongs, spaced well apart to allow for spreading. You may need more than one baking tray.

Step four:

Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until just brown on the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool a little (leaving the oven on).

Step five:

Cut the oblongs across into 1.5cm thick biscotti and return to the oven.  Switch off and leave the biscotti until they are cold, turning after 20 minutes.

Step six:

Store in an air-tight tin until used.

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