Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios

Posted: August 18, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking
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Recipe Yields: 12-14 biscotti

Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios
Biscotti(pronounced bis kotti) is a twice baked Italian biscuits/cake. I have already made and posted cranberries biscotti which was a huge hit at my house and I do not even remember how many times I have baked it after my first attempt. So, this time wanted to try the chocolate version with pistachios and hence made this.
Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios

Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios

  • 1  1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cups dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 8 Tablespoons or one stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 Extra large eggs at room temperature
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3/4 cups roughly chopped pistachios
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Mark an area of 12 inch long and 3 inch wide approximately on the parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together flour, dutch process cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. In a bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachments, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined, beat in vanilla , instant coffee powder and orange zest. Add flour mixture and mix on low-speed till just combined. Stir roughly chopped pistachios to the flour mixture using rubber spatula.
  • Transfer the dough to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper, dough will be sticky, use wet hands to handle the dough easily. Turn out the dough into a log  of 12 inch long and  3 inch wide.
  • Bake until the log is almost firm to touch or lightly golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.  Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes.
  • Place the log on the cutting board and cut into slices 3/4 inch thick on the diagonal. Arrange the biscotti, cut side down on the parchment paper and bake for 12-13 minutes or until crisp and dry. Transfer the biscotti to a rack and cool completely. Store the biscotti’s in air tight container and enjoy.
Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios

Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios

  1. Suja Sugathan says:

    Fantastic recipe..tempting clicks, will surely give this recipe a try.

  2. Choclette says:

    Oh yum, I do so love pistachios – they are such a fantastic colour. I just made my first pistachio cake which I was pleased with, although it wasn’t nearly as green as I’d hoped. These biscotti look really good. I’ve only made them once before and that was before I started blogging, so may well try your version.

  3. Padhu says:

    Looks inviting!!

  4. Aipi says:

    Hey Suman,
    I am loving the intense chocolate color in your biscotti..they look PERFECT!! I always considered biscottis are not the easiest thing to bake, but it looks like you have done a great job here.
    Funny thing I just made chocolate biscotti yesterday. I however used cranberries n walnuts.Will be posting it soon.

  5. Namitha says:

    Love biscotti and this is an awesome combo..:-)

  6. rebecca says:

    wow love biscotti oh we are going to Chennai South India my hubby is Tamil

  7. Heavenly first pic, wouldn’t mind for one biscotti 🙂

  8. Great combo and looks rally tasty, nice click too..

  9. These biscottis look fantastic! From one major biscotti lover to another, bravo! Love the flavor combo.

  10. uma says:

    liked this choco pista combo!

  11. Simply Life says:

    wow! what a perfect combination of flavors!

  12. Nandini says:

    Wow! Those are lovely biscottis! I love the chocolate flavour and I’m drooling!

  13. nisha says:

    i have never tried making biscotti…but seen so many of you post it and it makes me wanna try it out…
    love the 1st click

  14. Priya says:

    Great looking and fabulous looking biscotti..

  15. Deepa says:

    Suman Biscotti looks yummy. can I use regular cocoa podwer instead of dutch processed powder. Will it make any difference in taste?
    Hamaree Rasoi

  16. Rachana says:

    Biscotti looks so gooood!!!! Loved the choco-pistachio combo!

  17. kshipra says:

    Biscotti looks perfect and awesome. gr8 pics.

  18. Swathi says:


    I need to try this biscotti. Looks delicious with pistachios.

  19. satya says:

    wow i love biscotti ,after coming to US only i ate these biscottis n i simply love them …ur biscotti looks soooo perfect n inviting …thanks for sharing dear …one fine day i will make them 🙂

  20. bergamot says:

    The biscotti look really delicious. I made my first batch of biscotti a couple of weeks back and I must I just love them. Looking forward to variations that I can find in the blogosphere.

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