Monday, May 7, 2012

Gianduja Biscotti

Gianduja is hazelnut flavoured chocolate, you know, like Nutella. The amount of hazelnut is about 30% to the chocolate.

Here is a link to a homemade version:

Also here is a link for the history of gianduja and Nutella:

Gianduja Biscotti

 Cream together:
3 eggs
 1 cup sugar
 1/2 cup canola oil
 1/2 c. Nutella, or homemade gianduja
 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Add dry ingredients mixed and all at once to the wet:

A pinch of salt
 3 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder

Fold in the: 1 cup chocolate chips

12 oz. dark chocolate,chopped, melted for dipping at the end.

 Form into four equal bars.

Bake in a 350 deg. oven for 25 minutes. Cool slightly.

 Cut evenly, on the shortest length. Set on the baking sheets on one of the cut sides.

 Reduce oven to 250 deg. Bake again for 25 minutes. Cool on racks.

 Dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts. Dip in your favourite hot drink, or in milk.


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