Basic Chocolate Biscotti Recipe  


This Basic Chocolate Biscotti Recipe is easy to make and quite delicious, particularly if you like chocolate.

Coffee and chocolate are perfect partners. They’re so similar. They both come from beans, both which grow in similar climates. Both are dark. Both are addicting (at least to me they are). AND I like both. Yep, I like them both very much. Do you?

Anyway, these guys make a great pair for sure, and you will find that this Chocolate Biscotti dunked in a great cup of coffee is no exception. No bland biscotti here. No sir! It is quite the perfect biscotti. It is rich, and chocolaty, of course with the satisfying crunch that biscotti deliver. It just begs for a good cup of Joe. You’ll see.

The original Chocolate Biscotti Recipe called for ONLY ½ cup of chocolate chips, but if you (and I did) like chocolate you will want more.  But don’t go overboard, about 1 cup is right!

Chocolate BiscottiBasic Chocolate Biscotti


Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar and they become irresistible.

Baisc Chocolate Biscotti Recipe  


Ingredients

  • ·         2 1/4 cups flour
  • ·         ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ·         1 2/3 cups sugar
  • ·         1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ·         3 large eggs
  • ·         2 large egg yolks
  • ·         1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ·         ½ cup mini chocolate chips (more if you like)

Directions:

  1. 1.     Prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper or silicon baking mat and set aside
  2. 2.     Place on oven rack in the middle position of the oven and preheat to 350-degrees F.
  3. 3.      In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, sugar and baking powder.
  4. 4.      In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, yolks and vanilla extract.
  5. 5.     Add wet mix to dry and stir until the dough comes together, about 2 minutes.
  6. 6.     Add the chocolate chips and mix until just incorporated.
  7. 7.     Turn dough out onto floured surface and knead briefly until dough comes together.  Dived in half and roll each half into a log about 12 inches long.
  8. 8.     Place on prepared baking sheet 3-4 inches apart and flatten to about ¾ inch.
  9. 9.      Place in oven and bake 20 minutes until light golden brown. 
  10. 10.   Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Transfer to cutting board and cut logs on a slight diagonal into pieces 1/2-inch thick. Lower heat to 300-degrees.
  11. 11.   Return cut biscotti to baking sheet, on their bottom side, return to oven. Bake 20 minutes until crisp and dry. 
  12. 12.   Remove for oven and transfer to cooling rack and cool completely.
  13. 13.   Serve or place in air tight container to preserve freshness

Tip!  Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder has a more intense chocolate flavor.  I like the one I buy from OliveNation, it has great rich chocolate flavor.  If you would like to try it you can purchase it here.

Dutched Cocoa Powder 8 oz Unsweetened - $5.95
from: OliveNation
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