I've been feeling like biscotti for weeks, weeks. Finally got around to making them. So now, it's my lindt hot chocolate, with my chocolate walnut biscotti and peace, trashy tv and sometimes twitter to keep me company. Bliss.
1 cup walnuts
75 grams good quality cooking chocolate (I used Lindt specialty cooking chocolate)
75 grams butter
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk
Heat your oven to 180 degrees c (170 fan)
Place your walnuts on a tray and into the oven, for about 5-10 minutes until roasted
In a microwave proof bowl, place your butter and chocolate and heat in the microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Return to microwave for a further minute on 50% power.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and with a fork, whisk through your eggs.
Stir in your chocolate mix and a little milk unti you reach a dough-like consistency. Stir through the walnuts.
Cover, and place the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat oven again to 180 degrees c or 170 c fan forced.
Remove from the refrigerator and pour out the mixture onto a floured surface. Make two log shapes and place on on a greased baking tray. Bake for 40-50 minutes until cooked through. It will crack a bit, don't despair, this is normal!
Remove from oven (leave it on though) and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
With a bread knife, cut your log on the diagonal and return the slices to your baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, then turn over and bake for another 10 minutes.
Leave to cook and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (they won't last that long, I promise!)
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