Hazelnut Biscotti


3 cups of flour
3 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1/4 tbsp salt
1/3 cup of oil
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup of chopped hazelnuts
Melted chocolate to dip

Mix flour, salt, baking powder in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat eggs until well mixed, then add to the dry ingredients. Add oil, juice and vanilla, and nuts and stir until just combined. Allow dough to rest 10 min. Shape dough into two long rolls, approximately 1” in diameter and place on a cookie sheet. Press each roll to flatten on top, brush with a little beaten egg. Bake 30 min at 350° F. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly (just enough to handle). With a serrated knife, cut the loaves on a diagonal into bite-size slices. Place the slices back on the sheet pan and toast until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely before dipping in melted chocolate.

Mix \’n\’ Match:
Coffees with nutty nuances such as Colombia Narino Supremo and House Blend team up well with toasty nuts and cocoa flavors. The savory chocolate-dipped hazelnut biscotti creates an uninhibited chemistry between the pairs.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Joe LaVilla, The Art Institute of Phoenix