Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's what's for dinner

A big batch of bachelor biscotti!

Adapted from A Treasury of New Zealand Baking

2C 3Tbsp flour
3/4C  sugar
1 tsp b powder
2 large eggs and 1 yolk
2/3C hazelnuts (blanched, whole)
3oz dark chocolate chunk
optional--citrus zest

another option--forgo nuts and chocolate, add liquor--and don't put that bottle away, keep it close, that's your friend

Preheat--350F

Combine flour, sugar, b powder in large bowl.  In separate bowl, beat until just combined eggs and yolk--add to the dry ingredients and mix.  Add the hazelnuts and chocolate, using your hands to combine all ingredients thoroughly until mixture forms a ball.

Transfer to clean surface and knead the mixture about 2 minutes.  Divide the mixture in 2 and shape each part to a flattened log shape, about 12 inches long.  Place on baking tray.

Bake for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden and firm to touch.  Remove from oven.  Use a heavy, sharp knife to slice each log on the diagonal into pieces 1/2 inch thick.

Lay biscuits flat on the tray and return to the oven for further 10-14 minutes, until golden. 

Cool before serving. Store in airtight container up to 1 month.

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