Almond Biscotti

 

Coffee is not my cup of tea .

Feeling under the weather after I drank a cup of coffee yesterday afternoon. At first, it was just migraines, then it worsen to vomiting and insomnia . Oh lord, remind me to never drink coffee anymore .

 

#9

Biscotti is literally cookies without butter so it’s perfectly suitable for weight watchers or those who are health conscious yet, wishes to enjoy a piece or two without feeling guilty .

It’s perfect with a good strong of cuppa or coffee , yes, i tried, don’t ask .

 

Almond Biscotti

Recipe from JoyofBaking

Yields approx 40 pieces

 

180 grams of whole almonds blanched or not blanched .

3 medium sized eggs

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon of almond extract

260 grams of all purpose flour

150 grams of castor or granulated sugar

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1//4 teaspoon of salt or a pinch of sea salt

 

1. Preheat oven to 180 C . Place the almonds on a baking sheet and bake them for 10 minutes, until they turn golden brown .

2. Roughly chop the almonds and set aside.

 

3. Mix flour, sugar , baking powder, salt and almonds in a large bowl and set aside.

 

4. Lightly whisk together eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract in a bowl.

5. Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture until a dough is formed . ( If dough is wet, add more flour by tablespoon )

6. Divide the dough into half .

7. On a lightly floured flat surface, roll each dough to form a 7 inch log that’s 4 or 5 inches wide .

 

8. Transfer rolled dough to a prepared baking sheet and bake at 150 C for approx 15-25 minutes or until dough feels firm when touched.

9. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

10. Transfer log onto a chopping board and slice / cut the log diagonally  into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces.

 

11. Arrange pieces of biscotti back to the same baking sheet and bake for another 15 minutes then turn the biscotti and bake for another 10 – 15 minutes or until biscotti is firm to touch . ( The longer you bake, the more crisp the biscotti would become )

12. Remove from oven and let cool before storing in an airtight container .

 

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