Basic Almond Biscotti

    1 hour 5 minutes

    These biscotti are straightforward to make and they store very well. Perfect for dunking in tea or coffee.

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    Makes: 70 biscotti

    • 175g almonds
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 3/4 cup (185g) caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 25g butter, softened
    • 2 eggs

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour5min 

    1. In a bowl, mix flour with the baking powder. Add sugar, vanilla essence, salt and almond essence then mix well.
    2. In the centre, make a hollow and add the butter and eggs. Work everything into a dough.
    3. Knead in the almonds and form it into a ball with a bit of flour. Chill for 30 minutes in the fridge.
    4. Cut dough into 6 pieces and form each piece into a 25cm long log.
    5. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    6. Place logs 8cm apart and bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow the rolls to cool and cut diagonally into 1cm thick slices.
    7. Lay on the baking tray and bake for a further 8-10 minutes at 200 degrees C. The biscotti should be golden.
    8. Allow to cool completely and store in a airtight tin.

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