Almond Biscotti

In our family we go through a lot of biscuits because we tend to have a lot of tea and nothing goes better with tea then a home made biscuit.One of our guilty pleasures is definitely Biscottis which are always super expensive, so I decided to test out a recipe that seemed pretty easy and really cost effective to make.AND IT WORKS LIKE A BOOM!!!!so if you having people around for tea or just fell like doing a bit of easy baking try this out.

P.S. They also work really nicely for gifts.

Almond Biscotti

 

Ingredients

145g blanched whole almonds, toasted and chopped coarsely
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
260g all-purpose flour
150g granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Toast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely. Set aside.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 150 degrees C and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
  3. In a small bowl lightly beat the eggs, vanilla and almond extracts together. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended.
  5. Gradually add the egg mixture and beat until a dough forms, adding almonds about halfway through.
  6. The dough will be slightly sticky so don’t worry about this. I added a little extra flour to be able to handle it a little better.
  7. On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches (35 cm) long and 3 – 4 inches (8 – 10 cm) wide. Transfer to baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 mins.
  8. Cut into slices 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick diagonally and arrange evenly on baking tray. Bake 10 mins on each side (until they are firm). Remove from oven and cool.

Enjoy!!!!

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