Sunday, 22 January 2017

chocolate biscotti

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chocolate biscotti


These crunchy chocolate biscuit bites are just the thing to enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee after a walk outside in the cold January air. I knew them first as biscotti, but here in France they are known as croquants. This recipe is just as good with almonds or hazelnuts instead of the chocolate chips, or use a mixture of both if you would like.  

So, as the saying goes, 'there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing'. I got a batch of these baked, then wrapped up warm and went out for a long walk with the dogs, and enjoyed the peace and beauty of the snow dusted Lac de Vassiviere. Happy January days. 


ingredients: 
200g plain flour 
100g sugar 
100g dark chocolate chips/finely chopped chocolate 
2 eggs 
pinch of salt 

method: 

preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. 

mix all the ingredients together until they form a dough. Shape into 2 flattened sausage shapes about 20cm long and 5cm wide. 

bake on a greased/lined baking sheet for 10-15 minutes or until they are just dry to the touch. Take out the oven and carefully slice into 2cm pieces. Bake again for another 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a rack, then store in an airtight container. 



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9 comments:

  1. I've just been eating a biscotti in Starbucks, but I'm sure it wasn't a patch on yours. Thanks so much for entering these into Treat Petite!

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    1. thank you for hosting - such a lovely linky. They are so easy to make too - I'd forgotten how much I liked them!

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  2. Now that I think about it I'm not sure that I've ever actually had a chocolate biscotti - I absolutely have to do something about that! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare

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    1. you definitely should do something about that! Thanks so much :)

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  3. I love biscotti and this one looks perfect. I love the addition of chocolate x #CookBlogShare

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  4. Ooh I can well imagine that they'd be perfect after your long walk. They really do look delicious. I had no idea either than in France they were called croquants - you learn something new everyday :-)
    Angela x

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  5. Oh! You live in such a beautiful place. The cold I'm not bothered about, just the wet. It's been raining here non-stop for the last five days and I'm getting cabin fever. I wouldn't say no to one of your biscotti though.

    I like the name croquants, it has a more 'break your teeth' aspect about it somehow ;) Thanks for sharing with We Should Cocoa.

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  6. I love myself a good biscotti! These sound delish xx

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  7. I have never made biscotti! A friend who makes them regularly is coming to stay so I could impress her with these! Thanks for the recipe.

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