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Almond Biscotti

 

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RECIPE FOR ALMOND BISCOTTI

Ingredients:
120g plain flour (all-purpose flour)
30g almond flour (ground almond)
½ tsp baking powder
1 egg (about 65g) – at room temperature
75g castor sugar
Pinch of salt
95g almonds (raw)

Methods:

  1. Rinse almonds lightly. Pat dry with kitchen towel. (it’s optional)
  2. Place almonds on a baking tray, bake in a preheated oven at 160°C for 8 minutes. Give it a stir after the first 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. In a mixing bowl, sieve plain flour, almond flour and baking powder. Then use a hand whisk to combine.
  4. In another bowl, beat the egg lightly with a hand whisk or electrical mixer. Then add in sugar and salt. Beat until the mixture is fluffy and pale.
  5. Add in flour mixture (from step 3). Use a rubber spatula or plastic scraper to mix all the ingredients until well combined. You can use technique such as cut, press and scrape to mix.
  6. Then add in the roasted almonds. Mix until well combined and form a dough. At this stage, the dough is quite sticky. So, dust your hands and counter top with more flours before proceeding to the next step.
  7. Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal portions, roll into log shapes (22cm length x 5cm width x 1.5cm thickness) and then flatten slightly (refer to note 4).
  8. Place the logs on a baking tray lined with grease-proof baking paper. Transfer the tray to oven, bake at 160°C for 30 minutes or until well risen and firm. If your logs show uneven colour, rotate them at 180 degree towards the last 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 15-20 minutes (note 1).
  10. When the logs are cooled, use serrated knife (refer to photo below) to cut it diagonally into thin slices (0.3cm thickness – note 1). Arrange slices on the lined baking tray, transfer to oven, place at the lowest rack and bake for a further 150°c for 14 minutes (7 minutes for each side) or until slightly golden brown.
  11. Cool on rack and keep in an air-tight container for several weeks.

Note:

  1. After baking the logs for the first round, allow them to cool down and then slice them with a serrated knife. Otherwise, the biscotti will crumble and break easily. If you find problem cutting the slices into 0.3cm thickness, then the thickness between 0.8-1cm should be fine too.
  2. If these biscottis turn soft after some time, bake them in a preheated oven at 150°c for 5 minutes to crisp.
  3. Watch THIS VIDEO on how to shape the dough.
  4. As these biscotti contains nut, they may not be suitable for young toddlers and kids who have nut-allergy. For this, you may substitute them with dried fruits (such as cranberries) and seeds (such as pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds).

 

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20 Comments

  1. Priya says:

    Those biscottis are damn cute, super nutty and absolutely catchy.

  2. Alice says:

    Definitely something that I would like to try! 🙂

  3. Purabi Naha says:

    Even we prefer celebrating birthdays quitely with the family. Have a wonderful party time ahead! Oh, this biscotti is LOVELY! This looks like something I must try. The recipe is great and I loved the picture!!

  4. Your photos are stunning and your biscotti sounds lovely!

  5. OMG… those are super cute and tempting.. Love the presentation too.. Great job 🙂

  6. mycookinghut says:

    So cute!! I love your biscotti and of course the last picture is just fab!

  7. Almond biscotti – my hubby’s fave – goes well with a nice cup of coffee!

  8. Janine says:

    the last photo is so cute! i always find it difficult to slice biscotti thinly and evenly somehow, but yours look perfect

  9. My favourite Italian cookies. These look great!

  10. Abby says:

    Hi!

    Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe! May I know where I can buy the almond flour for making the almond biscotti?

  11. Janice says:

    love this recipe! Made it twice already with great results. Added oreo cookie crumbs instead of almonds the second time:) cant wait to try other additions and flavours:)

    • food-4tots says:

      Janice: Thank you for the kind feedback! Yes, the combination is just endless. They are easy to make, and easier to love too! You may also add some grated orange rind/ zest to give them a hint of citrus flavour.:)

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