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

 
 
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 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
PREPARATION:
  • 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

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Comments
  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?
    Deepa
    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:

    Suman,

    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 🙂
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

  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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