Pecan and Chocolate Biscotti

    Pecan and Chocolate Biscotti


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    Out of all the biscotti variations available this is my current favourite. A chocolate base with pecans is dipped in chocolate to serve.

    Serves: 50 

    • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
    • 1 tablespoon instant coffee
    • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 1/3 cup (90g) white sugar
    • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
    • 60g unsalted butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/3 cup (85ml) milk, scalded and cooled
    • 1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (nutella)
    • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • Chocolate Dip
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) thickened cream
    • 280g dark cooking chocolate, chopped

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:1hour rising  ›  Ready in:2hours10min 

    1. Place the yeast, coffee, cocoa, four, sugar, ricotta cheese, butter, eggs, milk and chocolate hazelnut spread into the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Set the machine for DOUGH and press the START button. At the beep or at the end of the second knead add the chocolate chips and pecans.
    2. Grease a large baking tray. Form the dough into two thick logs about 9cm wide and 30cm long. Cover and let rise until double; about 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C then bake the biscotti for 40 to 45 minutes until edges begin to brown. Cool on wire racks.
    4. Using a sharp serrated knife slice the logs into 1cm wide slices. Lay the slices cut side down on the baking tray. Bake for 5 minutes, turn and bake 5 minutes more until dry. Do not brown.
    5. When the biscotti are completely cool make the chocolate dip.
    6. Chocolate Dip: In a small saucepan heat cream until scalding hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate until smooth. Allow to cool slightly.
    7. Dip biscotti halfway into the chocolate and set onto waxed paper to dry. Store in an airtight container. Do not refrigerate. These will keep for several weeks.

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