Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe
I understand that we have come to the end of a long week, because our "breakfast recipe" day has arrived. In the evening, I thought about it, I have always given pastries and pastries as a breakfast recipe for a long time. I couldn't think of giving you a sweet cookie that can be eaten after breakfast or with coffee after breakfast. But it's never too late for anything. So that day is today :)
You know, you may have seen in markets or patisseries, there are cookies that are sliced like a slice of bread and sold in bags. Here are those cookies, these cookies :) They are the famous bicotti of Italy. It is also the father of the English word biscuit, from which we adapt our biscuit. The original cookie is biscotti di Prato, or Prato biscuit. Prato is a city in Italy, by the way.
The origin of the word is the Latin word biscoctus and it means twice cooked. The peculiarity of these cookies is that after they are taken out of the oven, they are sliced and baked again. In fact, it is a time-saving cookie in the kitchen, as it is not necessary to shape each cookie individually. There is no doubt about its taste. It is unlikely that what the Italians are cooking is not good :)
In fact, my prejudice may be related to the fact that our kitchens and the methods we use in the kitchen are close to each other. Until a short time ago, I used to think that the cooking styles used in Far Eastern cuisines were too sloppy to me, and that their food was not tasty. As a matter of fact, my prejudice on that subject is not completely broken. I don't think it would be right to expect a Chinese restaurant in Turkey to cook food exactly as it is cooked in China. They have made changes and adaptations to bring them closer to our taste. If there is a real interest in foreign cuisines, the best thing is to go and eat on-site dishes. Of course, this is not possible for me for now, my only friend, I am trying to learn from google :)
Enjoy the recipe...
- 2 eggs (1 egg yolk will be used to brush the top),
- 100 gr butter,
- 2 cup all purpose flour,
- 1 cup powdered sugar,
- 1,5 teaspoon baking powder,
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract,
- 1 pinch of salt,
- 1/2 cup coarsely ground hazelnuts,
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips.
- Melt the butter and cool it down,
- Mix together the flour, powdered sugar, baking powder and salt,
- Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk and vanilla extract to the flour mixture and start mixing,
- Add the melted butter slowly and mix the batter with your hands until it comes together as a soft crumbly dough,
- Incorporate in the hazelnuts and chocolate chips,
- Roll the dough into a log that’s about 10 inches long and 2 inches wide, press gently to flatten the log just a little with the tips of your fingers,
- Brush the egg white on top of the log,
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 35 mins,
- Remove from oven,
- Using a serrated knife, slice the log on a sharp diagonal into about 3/4 inch thick slices,
- Arrange the slices on the baking sheet, laying cut side down,
- Bake at 170 degrees Celsius for 15-20 mins.