Chocolate biscotti

Cantuccini al cioccolato

Those are real bis-cotti, which in Italian means cooked twice.
The inspiration comes from Cantucci, the world wide acclaimed Tuscan biscotti, made with almonds.

Those are a little different, and they probably look like a heresy to Tuscan people đŸ˜‰

They are part of my hamper for Menu for Hope (read about the whole hamper here).

For around 50 biscotti

200 g flour
60 g cocoa
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
100 g sugar
60 g chocolate chips
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
50 g pistachio
50 g pine nuts

Preheat the oven at 180° C.

Mix with a mixer, or by hand, all the ingredients, except pistachio and pine nuts.

Once the mixture is smooth, but still coarse, add, by hand, pistachio and pine nuts.

Dust your hands with flour and form 3-4 sausages 2,5 cm wide and 30 cm long.
Bake for 25 minutes.

Take them out of the oven, and let them rest for 5 minutes, or until you can touch them without burning yourself.

With a jagged knife, cut each sausage in 5 millimeters  thin diagonal slices and arrange them on the baking sheet, well apart.

Bake for another 10-15 minutes.

Let them cool on a rack.

Store in an aright container for up to three weeks.

Cantuccini al cioccolato

Recipe inspired by Hors d’Oeuvres, by Eric Treuille and Victoria Blashford-Snell


  1. my favorite is always Dark Chocolate, i do not like Milk Chocolate coz it is too sweet for my taste:*`

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