Today I’m sharing my recipe for gluten free biscotti. The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can make it what ever flavour you like. I’ve chosen to make my gluten free biscotti with chocolate and hazelnuts, that classic Nutella combination.
However, I share the recipe with the hope that, like all my recipes, it will inspire you to make it your own.
Traditionally biscotti contains nuts but I rather fancy making a chocolate orange version. The kids aren’t too keen on nuts in biscuits so I suspect that will be my next batch.
Orange and cardamom is a powerful combination too so that might just have to be tried as well.
Anyway, back to the recipe…
I’ve created this one to share at a gluten free Italian cookery demo that I’m giving on Thursday. If you’re interested I think there are a few tickets left. Just hop over to the Perrylicious Facebook page for more details.
I’ll be sharing my tips on gluten free cooking whilst showing people how to make gluten free pasta, gnocchi, pizza, polenta cake and these traditional Italian gluten free biscotti biscuits.
Biscotti are biscuits that are twice baked. First you roll the dough into a log shape and bake it. Then after allowing it to cool a little, the log is cut into slices and the slices are baked again.
You can adjust the second baking according to how you like the biscuit to be.
A shorter bake time will lead to a softer biscuit while a longer bake time will lead to a hard and crunchy biscuit. I personally like the latter but I’m not sure you would if you had false teeth!
Like all gluten free biscuits that I’ve baked I don’t think you can go wrong with these. And I’d challenge anyone who said they knew they were gluten free (and dairy free in fact).
With just 6 ingredients that you’re bound to have in the house what’s stopping you?
As with all my recipes I’ve considerably reduced the sugar in this recipe, but it is still very sugary so go easy with them. They’ll last for a good few days in an airtight container.
Do let me know what flavour you decide to make them. But remember, if you’re removing the cocoa powder you’ll need to replace that with flour or the dough will be too soft.
If you want to get hold of my wholegrain gluten free flour blend to bake these with you can find it by clicking on the picture below. The plain flour will be back in stock at the end of this week.
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And here it is:
Gluten free biscotti with chocolate and hazelnuts…
Gluten Free Biscotti With Chocolate & Hazelnuts
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soya-free
- 125 g Free From Fairy gluten free plain flour
- 100 g Sugar
- 30 g Cocoa powder (check gluten free)
- 1/2 tsp Gluten free baking powder
- 2 medium Free range organic eggs, lightly whisked
- 100 g Hazelnuts, roughly chopped
Place the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder into a mixing bowl and stir well to combine
Crack in the eggs and add the hazelnuts, then mix well to combine into a slightly sticky dough
Divide the dough into two pieces
Place one piece on a lined baking tray and shape into a log around 15 cm long and 5 cm wide
Repeat with the other piece of dough
Bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees C/150 degrees C fan/Gas Mark 3 for around 20 minutes until firm to touch
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for around 10 minutes
Using a sharp serrated knife cut each log into slices, cutting diagonally across the log in approx. 1cm thick slices.
Place the slices back on the lined baking tray and return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes
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