Looking for a tasty treat to bake at home? These delicious biscuits combine orange zest and everybody’s favourite chocolate spread!
Quick and simple to make, these biscuits are a joy to eat! The dough is delicate and just like the Basic Biscuits with the addition of orange zest. Once cooked, they are sandwiched together with Nutella spread, which I am sure the kids will love to help out to make! They will keep for a week if stored properly, but I doubt they will last that long!
Nutella Biscuits Recipe
Biscotti Alla Nutella
Makes 11 biscuits
- 150g/5½ oz/1¼ cups plain (all-purpose) flour
- 100g/3½ oz/7 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
- 70g/2½ oz/ ⅔ cup icing (confectioners’) sugar, sifted, plus extra for sprinkling
- grated zest of ½ orange
- seeds of ½ vanilla pod (bean)
- 1 egg yolk
- about ½ small jar (about 100g/3½ oz) of Nutella
Sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter and rub it in until it resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the icing sugar, orange zest and vanilla seeds. Add the egg yolk and work into a smooth dough, working quickly to avoid the dough getting warm. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in clingfilm and leave to chill for at least 30 minutes, or until required.
Preheat the oven to 170°C (fan)/190°C/375°F/Gas mark 5. Line 2 flat baking trays with parchment paper.
Roll out the dough on a floured work surface to a thickness of about 5mm/₁⁄₄in. Using a 5cm/2in round pastry cutter, cut out 22 circles and place on the prepared baking tray. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes until golden.
Remove from the oven, leave to cool, then sandwich together with some Nutella. Arrange on a plate and sprinkle with a little icing sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Gennaro Contaldo’s Italian Bakery, published by Pavilion Books. Image credit to Dan Jones.