Wednesday, February 4, 2009

WORLD NUTELLA DAY
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 5TH, 2009


Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso
(and Shelley from At Home in Rome, in spirit)
solemnly declare Thursday, February 5th

“World Nutella Day 2009″ -

a day to celebrate, to get creative with, and most importantly,
to
EAT Nutella.



In honor of this sacred event I decided to make Nutella Biscotti.
Biscotti are my favorite cookie these days so I felt it was appropriate!
(I am posting this tonight since I won't be home in the morning!)



NUTELLA BISCOTTI

Ingredients

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
Beat eggs in a large bowl until frothy.
Add sugar and continue beating on high for 2 minutes.
Stir in Nutella.

Add flour mixture to egg mixture and stir until well combined.
Stir in chocolate chips and hazelnuts, if using.
( I didn't use the nuts this time - I used white and dark chocolate chips)

Divide dough into 2 or 3 logs with well floured hands and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet. Press logs into rectangles approximately 1/2 inch thick.
Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven.
Turn down oven heat to 300°F.
Using a serrated knife, cut logs into 1/3-1/2 inch slices.
Arrange on baking sheet and return to oven.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, turn Biscotti over and bake an additional 10-12 minutes
(depending on the thickness of your slices).

Remove to a wire rack to cool.

At this point I drizzled my Biscotti with dark chocolate...I love doing this because some of the chocolate melts into my coffee when I dunk them.
Yummy!

Store in an airtight container.
(MINE DON'T LAST LONG ENOUGH TO BE STORED "AIR TIGHT"!)

9 comments:

Meg said...

These are absolutely fabulous!

Susan said...

Thanks Meg...

joanne at frutto della passione said...

Those look amazing Susan, well done!

Michele said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love Nutella! I would love to participate today, I'm going to try to fit it in tonight!

Bunny said...

These are wonderful Susan!

Maryann said...

Mine don't last either, my dear! LOL
These are amazing!

Selba said...

Looks delicious! And Nutella is just perfect for everything... :)

jesse said...

These are perfect for those 4-pm munchies that I always seem to get...

Susan said...

Thank you - I guess its safe to say we all LOVE Nutella!