- 1.25 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 eggs [1 for egg wash]
- 3/4 cup castor sugar
- handful of chopped hazelnuts
- pinch salt
- chocolate chips [optional]
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC and like your baking tray with parchment paper.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and chopped hazelnuts
- In a separate large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar, using an electric hand beater, until it becomes a pale yellow colour, and increases in volume. (it will take about 5-7 minutes)
- Now, fold in the flour mixture until well combined. you will get a gluey,sticky dough, which will not hold shape.
- Divide the batter into 2, and dust your work surface with flour
- Using your hands and flour, form 2 logs.
- Brush with egg
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Take it out of the oven, and let it cool for 15 minutes
- Cut into pieces as shown in the picture
- Place the biscottis on a baking rack, and cook for another 15-18 minutes.
- Serve with milk
Biscottis are traditionally twice-baked cookies baked with no butter or any other fat- except the fat naturally occurring in eggs.
These biscottis make for the perfect tea/coffee-time snack.
They are first baked in the shape of a large rectangle, which spreads out a bit and resembles a loaf. Then, using a serrated knife, it is cut vertically, giving it the typical, biscotti shape