Lemon Biscotti

    1 hour 10 minutes

    These are my favourite biscotti, flavoured with lemon and poppyseeds. Perfect for dipping in hot coffee or tea.

    77 people made this

    Serves: 36 

    • 250g plain flour
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 75g finely ground almonds
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • 1 egg
    • 2 egg whites
    • 1 teaspoon lemon essence

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Combine the flour, sugar, ground almonds, baking powder and bicarb soda. Combine the lemon zest, poppy seeds, egg, egg whites and lemon essence. Add the dry mixture and mix well. Form the dough into 2 logs.
    3. Place logs onto the prepared baking tray. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool slightly and cut diagonally into slices. Bake slices another 8 to 10 minutes until dry. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

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    Used different ingredients. The biscotti tased great. I did add 100ml oil, however, as I could not get dough to even form into a ball to divide it in half - it was too dry. Next time I make this recipe, I think I would cut back on the poppy seeds by a tablespoon and increase the lemon extract and lemon zest as the lemon flavour got hidden by the poppy seeds.  -  21 Jul 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. Excellent. I had no trouble with my dough sticking together - it was very sticky in fact! I followed advice of others and increased lemon extract and reduced poppyseeds by one tablespoon. I made them for mum for mother's day and she loved them. Thanks!  -  21 Jul 2008


    Used different ingredients. This was so easy to make. As previous members stated I added 6 tablespoon of lemon juice. i didnt have lemon extract. Also I added groundwalnuts instead of almonds. Will use this again!  -  21 Jul 2008