Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Almond Biscotti

My very first batch of homemade almond biscotti!

I made dinner for my sister's birthday and decided to bake some almond biscotti to serve with creme brulee for dessert. She is does not like desserts that are too sweet so the biscotti was perfect.

Almond Biscotti Ingredients:

2 cups flour, plus more for dusting

1 cup cake flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 cup whole, toasted almonds

4 large eggs

3/4 cup sugar

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp. grated orange zest (optional)


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. (the first 5 ingredients)

In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar on medium speed until pale yellow.

Add the vanilla and orange zest (if using) and mix together.

Now, add the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed together.

The dough should be very soft and sticky.

Flour your hands, and lightly sprinkle the prepared baking sheet with some flour.

Turn the dough onto the baking sheet and form the dough into a log about 12 inches long.

Bake the log for about 45 minutes.

Lift the log using the parchment paper and transfer to a wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes.

Lower the oven temperature to 275 degrees F.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

On a cutting board, cut the log into 1/2 inch thick diagonal slices.

Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Place the biscotti slices onto the prepared baking sheets.

Bake the biscotti for 12 minutes, then turn them and bake the other side for an additional 12 minutes.

Place the biscotti on wire racks to cool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your cookies are too cute (and yummy looking). I shall check back and *maybe* attempt a recipe. ha.