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12 Feb 2013

Deep Chocolate and Pistachio Biscotti

Not one to forget pancakes but what can top a tasty Italian supper by the fire?

I know I promised something different and a little more challenging for this last 'baking Sunday' but a family occasion cropped up and took over most of my weekend. Wish me luck for next week xD I do, however, still have a baking treat for you - after raiding my cupboard I gathered enough ingredients for a good Italian Biscotti loaf - or what do they call it in biscuit form? I was intrigued to try this as I fall head over heels for Italian dishes, and as a dedicated fan even made some coffee to accompany it!

Biscotti is like a yummy sort of sliced biscuit loaf that can be made easily in a biscuit recipe, adding things like cherries, nuts and chocolate for flavour. Dark cherries and hazelnuts are supposed to go well together and I chose dark chocolate and pistachios for mine. I used chocolate squares instead of chips which melted really nicely (so if you take a bite you get a nice explosion of chocolate) The biscuit is quite crumbly and sweet, the chocolate adding warmth and pistachios flavour. Couldn't resist melting the spare chocolate and drizzling it over the top...

A bit carried away maybe? 
Haha I feel a bit evil - maybe I could throw a giveaway and bake something chocolatey for the lucky winner? Let me know what you think about this!

I chose a recipe online for this, which you can find here if you'd like to have a go!

43 comments:

  1. It looks so good ! I'm hungry now. T^T

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  2. Wow these looks so delicious!

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  3. OOOOH this looks so delicious!!
    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  4. looks so good! and lovely blog!

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  5. OMG, this looks so yumiii, I'm now craving that!

    xx MJ
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  6. aww that looks oo delicious..yum!

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  7. why you must do this to me...youre lucky theres a screen between me and you...lol. Drool.


    xx,
    klee

    kisskissbyklee.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my god does that look absolutely amazing!!! I think I'll be indulging in chocolate desserts for lunch today, haha. I love the idea of doing a baking giveaway, that's such a cute, different idea. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I shall have a think xD

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  9. This is just about the most tempting thing I've seen in a while. That chocolate! I used to have almond biscotti with my coffee or tea in the morning - so good.

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    1. That's awesome - thanks so much! :D

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  10. This looks so yummy, I need to make it

    A little bit Unique

    x

    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here


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  11. wow isso parece tao delicioso
    decididamente vou tentar fazer
    adorei o blog

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  12. Aww this looks so yummy! <33 I need to try make it!

    XO,
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  13. Looks delicious, will definitely be trying the recipe myself! Wonderful blog, now following, hope you visit back :-)
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    amy
    xx

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  14. Hi sweetie, new follower here :-D Really like your blog and think you would be a great addition to our Aloha Friday Blog Hop. It is a great way to meet other bloggers, get some exposure for your blog and find new readers and followers. Feel free to stop by anytime and join us :-D Happy Valentines Day !

    xoxo Pakize (Keke)

    http://madamekeke.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thanks so much! That sounds like a great idea - I really will have to check this out! :D

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  15. Wow so yummy! thank you for the follow! i am following back now :D xx

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  16. le swoon! so decadent and i need some right now :)

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  17. omg. I'm so hungry right now. You just gave me the strongest chocolate craving ever. What I would give to just have one bite of that, haha! >w<

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    1. Haha I'm so sorry; I ruin everyone's diets this way xD Thanks so much! :D

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  18. This looks so good! YUMMY! :)

    Check out my blog and we can follow each other ?!?
    Let me know ^^

    - xo Supernat
    makeadreamlast.blogspot.com

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  19. Yummmm. Looks amazing

    Ruth x

    www.kimkimipie.blogspot.co.uk

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