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    Hazelnut Biscotti

    Hazelnut Biscotti. Photo by Hag chef

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 20 mins

    20 mins

    1 hr

    Karin...'s Note:

    Delicious with coffee!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Biscottis

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 1/2 cups whole shelled hazelnuts or 2 1/2 cups almonds, toasted and skins rubbed off
    • 1 3/4 cups sugar
    • 4 cups flour
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (optional)
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 6 eggs
    • 3 tablespoons hazelnut-flavored liqueur or 3 tablespoons almond-flavored liqueur
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (if using almonds)
    • 2 tablespoons melted butter

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Variations-------------.
    2. 2
      GINGER: halve the amount of the nuts and add 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1/3 cup minced candied ginger and 1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger.
    3. 3
      Omit the hazelnut liquer and add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
    4. 4
      ORANGE:Add 3 tablespoons grated orange zest and use orange liquer instead of hazelnut.
    5. 5
      CHOCOLATE: Increase the amount of cocoa to 1/2 cup, increase the liquer to 1/4 cup.
    6. 6
      Decrease nuts by 1/3 and add 1 cup white chocolate chopped, 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped and 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
    7. 7
      LEMON-PINE NUT: Omit the nuts, cocoa and liquer.
    8. 8
      Use lightly toasted pine nuts and add 1 1/2 tablespoons each of grated lemon rind and lemon juice.
    9. 9
      COFFEE: Using the hazelnut or almond recipe, add 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules.
    10. 10
      Also add 2 teaspoons ground cardamon or cinnamon.
    11. 11
      Halve the amount of the nuts and add 1 cup chopped dried apricots and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
    12. 12
      Preheat the oven to 350'F (180'C or Gas mark 4).
    13. 13
      Place half of the hazelnuts and ALL of the sugar in a blender (or food processor) and process until the nuts are finely chopped.
    14. 14
      Place in a bowl.
    15. 15
      Coarsley chop the rest of the nuts and add to bowl along with the dry ingredients.
    16. 16
      In another bowl, blend the eggs, liquer and butter.
    17. 17
      Stir into the dry ingredients and knead gently with your hands to form a dough.
    18. 18
      Divide the dough in half and on lightly greased baking trays, form the dough into 2- 14 inch rolls- 3" wide and 1" thick.
    19. 19
      Bake at 350'F for 40 minutes.
    20. 20
      Remove from oven.
    21. 21
      Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
    22. 22
      Cut with a serrated knife into 1/2" slices.
    23. 23
      Return the slices to the baking trays.
    24. 24
      Place them UPRIGHT and SPACED WELL APART.
    25. 25
      Lower the oven to 300'F and bake for another 20 minutes until crisp and dry- but NOT brown.
    26. 26
      Cool and store in an airtight container at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 30, 2008

      55

      These are great my son and hubsand loved them. I used hazelnut syrup instead of hazelnut liquer and they came out fine. Made to go with "Gastronomic Gelato Italiano" #307297 by mersaydees For ZWT 4

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    • on February 22, 2007

      55

      I had to add more flour, cause I had put to much almond flavor instead of liquer and it still turned out great. I am sending this out to all my coffe friends. Many thanks Susan

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    • on November 06, 2006

      55

      oh mi! these were gone in a minute!! i love hazelnuts and it goes best with a hot cup of coffee as you said. i prepared half of the batch with almonds, just for a change..

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    Nutritional Facts for Hazelnut Biscotti

    Serving Size: 1 (1546 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 198.3
     
    Calories from Fat 78
    39%
    Total Fat 8.7 g
    13%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 44.3 mg
    14%
    Sodium 82.7 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 26.4 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
    6%
    Sugars 12.2 g
    49%
    Protein 4.6 g
    9%

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    hazelnut-flavored liqueur

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