Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Biscotti are Italian cookies. The cookies are baked in the shape of a log. The biscuit is cut into long slices and baked again.

The ingredients below yields twenty 3 inch biscotti’s.

Ingredients:

  • Whole Almonds – 1/2 cup
  • All purpose flour – 2 cups
  • Baking powder – 1 + 1/2 tsps
  • Unsalted butter – 6 tbsps, softened
  • Sugar – 2/3 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tsps
  • Almond extract – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Egg – 2

Method:

    • Preheat oven to 350F.
    • Line a baking tray with foil.
    • Place the almonds on the tray and roast the almonds for 5 minutes.
    • Remove the almonds from the tray and let them cool down completely.

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  • Chop the almonds and set them aside.

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  • Mix flour and baking powder in a bowl and set them aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix butter, sugar, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt together until well combined.

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  • Add egg and mix until well combined. Scrape the sides of bowl and mix well.

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  • Add flour mixture little by little and mix until just combined.

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  • Add the almond pieces and mix until combined.

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  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Use your hand to mix the dough and separate the dough into two half.
  • Roll the dough into two balls using your hand.
  • Gently elongate the two balls into a 9.5 inches x 2 inch log about 3/4 inch tall.
  • Place the logs on the parchment paper and flatten the tops using a wet spatula.

 

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  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 325F.
  • Brush the logs completely with water(except the bottom).

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  • Wait for 5 minutes. Slice the biscotti diagonally or straight into 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch slices.
  • Place the biscotti’s again on the baking tray cut side down (not like the ones in the picture )and bake them for 15 minutes. Until they are dry and golden brown.
  • They will harden as they cool down.

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  • Cool the biscotti’s on a wire rack.

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