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Homemade Chocolate Biscotti

December 14

These wonderfully crisp chocolate biscotti are perfect for serving with coffee and keep quite well so are ideal for wrapping up and giving as a gift.


  • serves Serves 30
  • time 45 mins


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/350˚F/Gas Mark 4 and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. 2. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, instant espresso powder, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. 3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and then add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix together until it forms a dough.
  4. 4. Turn out the dough on a floured surface and then fold and knead the nuts and chocolate into the mix until smooth.
  5. 5. Shape into a log and place on the baking tray and pop in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  6. 6. Cut slices about 1cm thick and place the slices back on the baking tray and pop back in the oven to cook for a further 8 minutes.
  7. 7. Remove from the oven and place a wire cooling wrack.

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140g plain flour

40g of good quality cocoa powder

1 tbsp of instant espresso powder

1 tsp baking powder

A good pinch of sea salt

2 large eggs, at room temperature

100g of sugar

2 tsp of vanilla extract

60g of pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

100g of dark chocolate, roughly chopped

You'll Need

Baking tray

Large mixing bowl