Friday, February 11, 2011

Low Fat Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti


These are so good!  Usually when a recipe has no milk, butter or even oil it tends to be a bit dry and bland.  Not these!  They are chocolately and delicious and the hazelnut really comes through tying it all together.  At 40 minutes start to finish and so little fat there is no reason you can't have these tomorrow with your morning cuppa.  I think next time I'll throw in a scoop or two of chocolate protein powder just to give myself even more of an excuse to eat them.  Word to the wise though, don't try to take pictures of your food with a nosey kitten around, it results in things like this:

You're lucky you're cute ya little shit.

Chocolate Biscotti recipe from 

1 2/3 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of Salt
3/4 Cup Sugar (Superfine or 'Caster' sugar is best)
3/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (optional)
2 Eggs
1-2 Egg Whites
Hazelnuts/Almonds/etc (optional)

Preheat oven to 375F/190C.  Line a pan with parchment paper.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar.  Add chips and nuts if using.  
Add eggs one at a time, mixing in between.  Add an egg white.  

If the dough isn't holding together, add one more egg white and mix well. 

Form into one or two ovals on the baking sheet.

Bake 20 minutes.  Cool about ten minutes, then cut into slices.  Bake an addition 5 minutes, flip, 5 minutes more.

Cool completely.  Makes 16 - 24 biscotti

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