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Dec 12, 2011

Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti

Today's recipe is Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti, biscotti is nothing but a twice baked cake or i can say crunchy/crispy cake. For the first time i tried baking biscotti and was half satisfied with the outcome. ie. i was fully satisfied with the taste but the appearance and texture was not perfect that's all due to my oven and also i don't have sharp knife :( Within 17 minutes the first bake was done more than it to be and because of blunt knife i couldn't cut them properly and somehow i managed to take pictures with some 4-5 biscotti.  The taste was exactly like the chocolate cake in addition crunchy bites of pistachio and chocolate chips(morsels). I used  mini morsels instead of chocolate chips. And here i want to thank Vardhini for her detailed biscotti step wise pictures. Thanks dear it really helped me lot and gave me a confidence to try it. Now to the recipe...

Recipe Source : Martha Stewart Recipes.
  1. All Purpose Flour   2 cups
  2. Unsweetened Cocoa   1/2 cup
  3. Unsalted Butter   6 tbsp
  4. Egg   2 no.s
  5. Salt    1/4 tsp
  6. Baking Soda   1 tsp
  7. Sugar     1 cup
  8. Pistachio Nuts    1 cup
  9. Chocolate Chips     1/2 cup
I used 1/2 cup of pistachio only. i used roasted and salted one, i reduced the salt amount and it was ok.
If you have raw pistachios then slightly roast them in oven at 200 F for 8-10 minutes.
Use serrated sharp knife to get perfect prefect and texture.

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease with olive oil/butter or line(with parchment paper)baking tray and keep aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and keep aside.
  • Take a large mixing bowl, then cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs beat until well combined.
  • Add flour mixture, and stir to form a stiff dough. Stir in pistachios and chocolate chips/morsels.Mix eveything well using hands or with the blender itself.
  • Then transfer dough to a lightly floured surface shape to smooth dough and divide in to two equal portion, make about 12" long and 1 and 1/2"inch thick flattened log.
  • Bake until slightly firm, about 20-25 ( for me within 17 minutes) minutes. Cool about 5-10 minutes.
  • Reduce oven to 300 degrees.
  • On a cutting board, using a sharp serrated knife, cut biscotti into 1-inch-thick slices.
  • Then arrange the cut pieces in to the baking tray and keep back in to the oven and bake it for another 5-10 minutes.
  • After that, remove from the oven and cool for a while and enjoy as such or with ice cream.
  • My kids loved this a lot, real chocolaty treat , try this you will love it !!


  1. biscotti looks amazing...delicious.. will surely give this a try..

  2. Biscotti looks crunchy and yummy!!

  3. Gosh! Looks sinfully delicious! Craving for something chocolaty now...thanks to you :)

  4. this looks wonderful lovely combination

  5. Biscotti luks really yummy and crunchy..Nice one :)

  6. superrr delicious n perfectly made..

  7. I know what you mean by having a sharp serrated knife. it really helped me when i baked it. Lovely clicks.

  8. OMg it looks soo delicious..want to try it now!!

  9. Biscotti looks awesome and delicious..

  10. Yummy looking biscottis. Baking expert aayitvariinga Sangee :)

  11. Nice biscotti..I love it ,but never tried it's tempting me now.

  12. Waht lovely pics Sangee.. Thnx for linking it my event :)

    UK Rasoi

  13. Quite addictive biscotti, who will say no this beauties..

  14. Very delicious. I love simply because it is chocolate biscotti.

  15. Superoo super Sangee,looks so delicious and pictures are awesome...

  16. I love Biscotti...but not chocolate! ;)

    Neatly presented!

  17. looks delicious... very tempting dish...

  18. superlike sangee.. will try this sometime !!

  19. Just posted biscotti too, maybe you could try that recipe, had no problems.....sometimes the recipe might be a problem too. Love the deep dark colour of the chocolate!


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