Lemon Almond Biscotti

    2 hours

    Almond Biscotti are best made a few days in advance. You can also try vanilla or anise essence instead of almond essence, or substitute small chocolate chips for the nuts.

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    Makes: 36 biscotti

    • 3 1/4 cups plain flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, finely diced
    • 1 egg white

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly grease baking tray.
    2. Combine flour and baking powder; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the lemon zest and almond essence. Stir in the flour mixture until smooth, then stir in the almonds.
    3. Divide dough in two. Shape each portion into a loaf about 30cm long and 5cm wide. Place loaves onto the baking tray about 10cm apart and flatten slightly. Beat egg white until foamy and brush over tops of loaves.
    4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until light brown. Cool on baking tray for about an hour.
    5. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Cut baked loaves diagonally into 1cm thick slices. Lay slices on the baking tray.
    6. Bake 10 minutes or until crisp. Cool on wire rack. Make several days before serving. Store in a paper bag to soften slightly. For longer storage, place in a sealed container.

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    The BEST biscotti ever....this was the third biscotti recipe I tried and by far the best!! I made a batch and brought them to work.....the girls loved them and asked for the recipe!! Easy and delicious, a definate keeper.  -  27 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought I would come back again to rate. I have made these Biscotti since I first found this recipe. I just got done making a double batch. I didn't have any almonds so I sub dried cranberries, didn't have lemon so I used orange zest. These are the best and everyone whose tried them rave about this recipe. Thanks again Rosina.  -  16 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    DELICIOUS!! Texture was good too. Extract can be replaced with fiore de sicilia (orange flower water and vanilla) for another traditional italian flavor. I made 2 batches one with anise and one with the orange flavor. Everyone was happy!  -  27 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)