My mom requested one thing from me for Christmas – biscotti. I didn’t make it (oops). She requested one thing from me for her birthday – biscotti. I made it 🙂
I used a different recipe this time, one without any butter. When I first started mixing everything together, I was unsure if it would turn out. I mean, the only ‘glue’ in the recipe are the eggs. To my surprise, the ingredients came together beautifully. You will want to arm yourself with a lot of flour though, and I mean a lot. Flour your surfaces when you roll out the biscotti very, very thoroughly. This is one sticky dough. I floured my hands well and the dough still stuck. Don’t worry, the results are completely worth it. These had the perfect snap and they’re great with coffee! *
Chocolate Walnut Biscotti
adapted from joyofbaking.com
4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 300°F.
- In a food processor, blend chocolate and brown sugar together until chocolate is very fine.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, coffee granules, baking soda and salt.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs and vanilla with an electric mixer until combined, about 30 seconds.
- Add in dry ingredients and beat until a stiff dough forms. Stir in walnuts.
- Generously flour work surface and hands. Divide dough in half and roll each half into a log about 10 inches long and 3 inches wide. Place onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, about 3 – 4 inches apart.
- Bake for 35 minutes, or until firm to touch. Remove from oven and let cook in pan for 10 minutes.
- Using a long spatula, move logs to cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the dough into slices 3/4-inch thick on the diagonal.
- Arrange slices cut side down and bake for 15 minutes. Turn slices over and bake an additional 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely before storing in an air-tight container.
*Ok, you got me. I’m not a coffee drinker. But, Mike says that they tasted pretty darn good with it. Me? I ate it plain. And I liked it.