The Old Guy’s Biscotti


  • 50g Pine Nuts
  • 50g Dark Chocolate Chips
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 120g Plain Flour
  • 7tsp Castor Sugar (approx. 9g)
  • 1 large Egg


  • 1 large Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Small Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Tray
  • Electric Whisk (it is possible to use a hand whisk but is much harder to use).


  1. Lightly grease a baking tray (I use one with no sides as it makes it easier to get the biscuit off, when cooked).
  2. Pre-heat the Oven to Gas Mark 4 or 175/155(Fan) degrees celsius.
  3. Add the sugar to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Mix together all of the other dry ingredients (except the sugar) in a small mixing bowl and then stir to aerate (the flour can also be sifted into the small mixing bowl if wanted).
  5. Add the egg to the large mixing bowl and then mix until the mixture is thick and has a light cream colour.
  6. Add the dry ingredients and then fold them in with a knife until you have a dough like mixture.
  7. Place the biscuit dough onto the baking tray and make into a flattened rectangular sausage about 1cm thick and 10cm wide (these measurements are just approximate and as long as it is even it should cook nicely).
  8. Place into the oven for 30 minutes.
  9. After 30 minutes take the biscuit out of the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  10. Take the biscuit off the baking tray, be gentle as it is very delicate at this point, and place it onto a cutting board. Cut the biscuit into 1-1.5cm wide strips (careful the chocolate is still hot).
  11. Put the biscuits back onto the baking tray (I use the grill pan) and put them back into the oven for approx. 8 minutes.
  12. Take the biscuits out of the oven and let cool. Dunk in your coffee as required.

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