Sunday, February 3, 2013

Almond Biscotti

almond biscotti
1 cup whole almonds skinned
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup vanilla flavoured sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs 
4 tbsp unsalted butter melted

Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat until it melts and leave it aside to cool.  

Remove the skin of the almonds by soaking it in warm water for a few minutes and it will come out easily.  Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and bake in a 350F for 5 to 10 minutes until slightly coloured, toss halfway.  Allow the almonds to cool and then chop it coarsely.

Sift the flour with baking powder and salt into a big bowl.  Stir the sugar and chopped almonds into the flour.  In a separate bowl whisk the eggs and melted butter then add it to the flour mixture.  

Use your hands and bring the ingredients together to form a dough. Turn the dough onto a floured work surface and make 2 log shapes each about 8" long.  Place the logs on a baking sheet and bake in the middle rack of a preheated 350F oven for 20 minutes.  

Remove the logs from the oven and cool slightly then transfer it to a cutting board.  Use a serrated knife and then cut the logs diagonally into 1 1/2" to 2" thick slices.  Put the biscotti on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 5 minutes.  

Cool the biscotti on a wire rack to let it harden.  To store keep the biscotti in an airtight container for over a week.

The biscotti can also be frozen, by placing the biscotti on a baking sheet and freeze until it is solid then transfer it to a freezer bag.    

This recipe is from the DK illustrated step-by-step baking book.  I really like this book because of its detailed explanations and photographs. This book gives 80 classic recipes and has about 240 variations for these classics.  We can use the details and step-by-step photographs from the classic recipes to build on different variations.  The book covers a huge range of sweets and savouries such as tarts quiches, pies, breads, cakes, cookies, meringues, soufflés and a variety of party desserts for special occasions.  

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23 comments:

  1. Delicious and perfectly done biscotti!

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  2. Loved this Version,luks super tempting...

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  3. The recipe looks incredible! awesome clicks :)

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  4. I have yet to try to make biscotti...yours looks perfect..great with a cup of tea!

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  5. God,I loved this biscotti for being flavorful..Almond is something I could never resist..Especially when we bake.Truly yummy.

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  6. God,I loved this biscotti for being flavorful..Almond is something I could never resist..Especially when we bake.Truly yummy.

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  7. I think it is nice that you used chopped almonds, not the almond meal. I imagine it made biscotti bit crunchy! Yummy!

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  8. lovely biscottis... perfect for a cup of chai! :)

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  10. Biscotti is something I have not tried in baking...lovely click and now u are tempting me to bake one

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  11. Amazing! perfectly made biscuits.

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  12. flavorful biscotti.. nice click..

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  13. Just looking at the ingredients made me want to taste it badly. Oh yes, I want some with coffee :)

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  14. These are my most favourite biscuits ever. Fetch me a cup of tea now.

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  15. woww...awesome yaar..looks super crispy.. :)

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  16. Lovely with tea. Love almonds on anything.

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  17. Luce muy rico es una delicia al paladar me encanta,abrazos y abrazos.

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