Chocolate-hazelnut biscotti

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Granulated sugar
⅓ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Mini semisweet chocolate chips
2 larges Whole eggs
2 larges Egg whites
2 teaspoons Grated orange zest
1 teaspoon Pure vanilla; or chocolate extract
1 teaspoon Instant coffee powder
½ cup Hazelnuts; toasted and skinned
1 large Egg white; beaten
1 teaspoon Water
\N 1 tsp of water ).


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat large baking sheet with cooking spray. In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt, until blended. Stir in chocolate chips. In medium bowl, whisk together whole eggs, egg whites, zest, extract, and eoffee powder, until powder dissolves. Add to flour mixture along with nts. With wooden spoon, work wet ingredients into dry ingredients until combined ( dough will be sticky ).

Divide dough in half. With lightly floured hands and on lightly fluored surface, roll onhalfof dough into 14 inch long rope, then transfer to prepared baking sheet. Flatten rope to 1¾ inch width. Roll remaining dough into another 14 inch long rope, place 3 to 4 inches away from first rope, and then flatten. Brush ropes with glaze ( 1 lg egg white beaten with Bake in 350 degree oven until firm to the touch, 24 to 26 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Leave oven on. Slide loaves onto cutting board. With serrated knife, cut loaves diagonally into ½ inch thick slices. Discard ends. Place slices, cut sides down, back on baking sheet ( they can touch ).

Bake until dry, another 15 minutes turning biscotti over after 7 minutes.

Let cool completely on wire rack. Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to several days.

54 calories; 1 g protein; 1 g fat ( 23% fat, 0 g saturated fat ); 9 g carbohydrate; 55 mg sodum, 13 mg cholesterol Recipe by: Richard Simmons' " Sweetie Pie" Posted to MM-Recipes Digest by Nancy <BNRead@...> on Feb 2, 1998

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