Chocolate, Hazelnut and Ginger Biscotti

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 35 mins

For the crispiest cookies, slice the dough no thicker than a half inch. The biscotti keep well and look great wrapped in tinted cellophane tied with a silk ribbon or raffia, or packed into pretty holiday bags. From Bon Appetit

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sift first 5 ingredients into medium bowl.
  4. Add 3 eggs and vanilla; beat until blended.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips, nuts and crystallized ginger (dough will be firm).
  6. Turn dough out onto floured surface.
  7. Gather into ball.
  8. Divide dough in half.
  9. Roll each half into 12-inch-long log.
  10. Transfer logs to prepared baking sheet, spacing 3 inches apart.
  11. Flatten each to 2 1/2-inch-wide log.
  12. Whisk remaining egg in small bowl to blend.
  13. Brush logs with some of beaten egg.
  14. Bake logs until golden and firm to touch, about 35 minutes.
  15. Cool logs on baking sheet 15 minutes.
  16. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  17. Transfer logs to cutting board.
  18. Using serrated knife, cut logs crosswise into scant 1/2-inch-wide slices.
  19. Place slices, cut side down, on large baking sheets.
  20. Bake until firm, about 15 minutes.
  21. Transfer biscotti to racks and cool completely.
  22. Stir white chocolate in top of double boiler set over barely simmering water until melted and smooth.
  23. Remove from over water.
  24. Place biscotti on rack set over baking sheet.
  25. Using spoon, drizzle melted white chocolate decoratively in zigzag pattern over biscotti.
  26. Let stand until chocolate is firm.
  27. (Can be prepared ahead. Store biscotti in airtight container at room temperature up to 2 weeks or freeze up to 1 month.) Makes about 48.

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I had a little problem with the dough being very wet and sticky so I increased the flour by 1 cup, added in small increments. (I have just spotted this recipe on the epicurious website, identical except the flour is supposed to be 1 2/3 Cups.) When it came to cutting the slices, I found it tricky to cut them without the edges cracking off - but that is problem my problem, as it was the first time I've made biscotti. My family rated it between a 3 and a 5, I've yet to give it to my intended recipients. I would make it again, maybe increase the ginger a little for more zing!

muffles December 19, 2006

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