Nutella Biscotti

by Andrea on November 23, 2011

If you are still deciding which dessert you’re going to make for tomorrow, I recommend Nutella Biscotti.  I made these over the weekend for our Italian themed Family Dinner.  They were a big hit with everyone, young and old.  Even little Mo kept going back to Sid for more.  Apparently, Mo is now hooked on Nutella.  Can you blame him?

I found the recipe at Mangia Bene Pasta which features countless ‘gourmet and contemporary’ Italian recipes, and wait for it…, over 300 Italian dessert recipes!  I followed this recipe to a T, and the biscotti were perfect.

Nutella Biscotti Recipe (makes about 24):
4 eggs, divided
1 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons
1 cup Nutella, divided
1 cup unsalted pistachios, shelled
1/3 cup dried cherries
2-3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
3 tablespoons hot water

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.

In a large bowl, beat together 3 eggs, 1 egg yolk, and 1 cup of sugar. Add 3/4 cup Nutella.  Stir to combine well. Stir in pistachios and cherries.  Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder.

Divide dough in half and form into 2 logs, about 10 x 3-inches. Place logs several inches apart on baking sheet.

Brush logs with remaining egg white and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar. Bake 25 minutes.

Remove baking sheet from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Turn oven down to 300-degrees F.

Transfer logs to a cutting board and cut on a light diagonal into 1/2-inch slices. Place back on baking sheet.

Bake 15-20 minutes, turning once during that time. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining Nutella, confectioners’ sugar, and hot water. Dip one end of each biscotti in glaze and place on waxed paper, foil, or parchment to cool. Dry at room temperature for about 1 hour. Store in container for up to 2 weeks.

Feel free to ignore that last sentence.  I’m not sure how you wouldn’t eat them before 2 weeks went by.  As we were savoring these with coffee, post our dinner feast, Emily asked if she could keep an extra one for her morning coffee.  Yes!  In fact, I had one with my morning coffee, and afternoon coffee, for the next two days.

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