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Almond Biscotti

20 Apr

I know quite a few people who love biscotti, but this friend of mine always orders a chocolate covered biscotti on our coffee runs. And so after our last run, I decided to try my hands at baking them up 🙂 There are a lot of biscotti recipes available on the net and the biscotti recipe I am going to share with you today has been adapted from Italian Dessert Recipes.

Almond biscotti

I love the fact that the recipe is so simple and involves very few ingredients. In fact, if you want to bake them without nuts, just don’t add any almonds and they would still be delicious.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup blanched almonds
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond/vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Line a cookies tray with a parchment paper and set aside.

Almond biscotti

For blanching almonds, boil some water and pour the almonds in for not more than a few seconds. Drain and rinse wit cold water and just peel off the skin from the almonds. Next, toast the almonds in the oven for ~10 minutes and chop/slice them after they have cooled a bit.

Almond biscotti

In a bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In another bowl beat sugar and eggs till a little thick and forms ribbons. The original recipe asked for almond extract but since, I only had vanilla extract, I used it instead. Add in the dry ingredients and beat till they mix well. Fold in the chopped almonds. If the resulting batter is runny use flour to shape the dough into 12 inch*4 inch rectangle and place it on the cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes and then cool the dough, before slicing the biscotti and baking each side of the biscotti for ~10 minutes in the oven.

Almond biscotti

For the chocolate, I melted some unsweetened baking chocolate and then dipped the biscotti lengthwise  into it. Let the chocolate dry off. Enjoy with tea/coffee or without.

They are light and yummy and the almonds add a nice flavor and crunch. I am thinking of experimenting with different flavors and nuts next. I had fun baking them. One of my goto recipes for sure 🙂

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