Cantucci biscuits with chocolate and pistachios

Cantucci biscuits with chocolate and pistachios

By 18/03/2014

I am not a chocolate addict so to speak. I like chocolate but I could probably live without it. Having said that I have recently been given by a friend a bar of really dark, bitter chocolate which just reminded me of how good and addictive that innocent dark stuff can be. With Easter coming we will soon be surrounded by chocolate eggs. I will be going to Italy soon and over there Easter eggs are gigantic and have surprises in them. Heaven for children (and adults actually!).

And thinking about Easter and chocolate I baked chocolate and pistachios cantucci biscuits. Some time ago I made traditional cantucci and sbreghe biscuits (which are similar just thinner and crunchier).
Their preparation is just the same as the traditional ones:  combine the ingredients and make two loafs; bake them then slice them with a knife; you will then need to bake them again for a further 5 minutes each side, so you get crunchy, chocolatey and moreish biscuits with a nutty bite!

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



Put the flour, sugar, eggs, honey, orange juice and zest, vanilla extract and cocoa powder on your working top. With a fork combine the ingredients.  Now add the softened butter and the whole pistachios and with your hands quickly combine all the ingredients together. Add some milk if the mixture feels dry. You need to reach a smooth consistency without being too dry.

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Make 2 long small loafs, line them up on a baking tray over a silicone sheet or baking paper.

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Cook at 180C or 350F for 25 minutes.

Take the loafs out of the oven, wait for 10 minutes for them to cool down a little then with a bread knife slice them into 1cm slices.

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Line the biscuits up on the baking tray and toast them for 5 minutes at 150 C on both sides until slightly golden.

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Enjoy with dessert wine like Vin Santo,

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

Chocolate Biscotti Recipe

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9 Responses to Cantucci biscuits with chocolate and pistachios

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Che buoni questi cantuccini al cioccolato e pistacchi, devo provarli! Un abbraccio!

  2. gloria

    Love pistachios! and these look beautiful Alida!

  3. Javelin Warrior

    I always think chocolate and pistachios is such a delicious combination, especially in something like cookies. These wound fantastic, Alida, and I’m sure your family loves them…

  4. Catherine

    Dear Alida, I am in heaven when I visit your blog. You always remind me of the delicious treats I grew up with. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    • Alida

      Thank you Catherine!

  5. Caroline Taylor

    Oooh I love the sound of this, just chocolatey enough.

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  7. Emily @amummytoo

    They are so, so beautiful and I would LOVE one or two (or three) with my cuppa right now. Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and hope to see you linking up again soon! 😀 x

  8. classyflavors

    These chocolate biscuits are perfect for my coffee time:-) Bless you:-)

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