1 hour 40 minutes

    Cantuccini is a smaller version of Almond Biscotti. They make a great post dinner treat served with coffee or a dessert wine.

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    Serves: 40 

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

    Preparation:50min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Mix the flour with baking powder then add sugar and salt. Form into a mound with a hollow in the middle.
    2. Pour the butter, vanilla essence and eggs into it then knead to a dough. Knead in the chopped almonds.
    3. Form the dough to a ball, adding more flour if necessary. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
    4. Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    5. Cut dough into 6 pieces and shape each into a 25cm log. Arrange logs on a baking tray leaving enough space for them to spread whilst cooking.
    6. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
    7. Allow them to cool a little then cut into 1cm slices. Lay on a baking tray and bake for another 8-10 minutes at 200 degrees C until golden-brown.

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    family loved it. I now roll them out thicker so they become longer biscotti.  -  17 Dec 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I couldn't get 6 x 25cm logs out of the dough. They were more like 10cm. I had to cook them for much longer on the second baking than the recipe. They are, however, delicious!!!  -  30 Apr 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    To combine the flour & eggs by hand is difficult, you want to add more liquid so i transferred the mixture to my Kenwood Chef & used the K Beater which did the job then I added the almonds by hand to the dough. I was able to get the 6 x 25cm logs. I have a Rayburn they took a little longer to cook and they were dried on the outside and soft in the inner. Personal taste; the next time i make them, I will reduce the number os almonds. My chief tasters loved them.  -  15 Oct 2017  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)