Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Food & Wine magazine, December 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. Beat in the eggs at low speed until a crumbly dough forms.
  5. In another bowl, beat the brown sugar with the butter and the vanilla, coffee and almond extracts until combined.
  6. Scrape the mixture into the crumbly dough and beat at medium speed until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  7. Add the chopped chocolate and shelled pistachios and beat at low speed just until evenly distributed.
  8. Divide the dough into 4 and transfer 2 of the portions to each baking sheet.
  9. Form each piece into an 8 inch rope; flatten the ropes until they're about 2 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick.
  10. Bake for about 22 minutes, until the logs are puffed and springy to the touch; rotate the pans halfway through baking.
  11. Carefully transfer the logs to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  12. Lower the oven temperature to 200°.
  13. Using a sharp knife, cut the logs crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices; each log will yield about 20.
  14. Return the slices to the baking sheets and bake for about 30 minutes longer, flipping the biscotti once after 15 minutes, until crisp.
  15. Transfer to racks to cool.