ALMOND BISCOTTI

               Since we are being "healthy" at home for awhile I decided to make these almond biscotti's....Absolutely tasty and guilt- free! My mom loves biscotti's......was thinking of her all the time I baked these......This one's for you amma!! :)

Also sending this recipe to Anjali's event cakes, cookies and desserts





 INGREDIENTS:
1 cup (145 gms) blanched whole almonds
1 tsp ( 5 gms) baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups (260 gms ) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (150 gms) granulated white sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp almond extract



PROCESS:
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C)
  • Toast almonds for 8 - 10 mins or until browned or fragrant. cool and chop coarsely
  • Reduce temperature to 300 deg F (150 deg C). Line a baking sheet with wax paper
  • With an electric mixer combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended.(about 30 secs)

  • Gradually add in egg mixture and beat until dough forms, adding almonds halfway through.
  • Add the vanilla and almond essences.
  • On a slightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches(35 cms) long and 3-4 inches (8-10 cms) wide

  • Transfer log into prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-40 mins or until firm to touch.Log spreads during baking
  • Remove from oven and cool for 10 mins

  • Transfer to cutting board and using a serrated knife, cut log into slices 1/2 inch(1.25 cms) thick on the diagonal
  • Arrange evenly on baking sheet and bake another 10 mins or until slightly browned

  • cool and store in airtight container



notes:
  • I didnt take the measurements( the inches and cms ) into consideration. Just baked it according to my likes.
  • I added a bit more flour to the dough because i couldnt roll out the dough. It was too sticky
  • the biscotti's were crisp but I felt that I should have cut them thinner. Well, there's always a next time.
  • you can even add 1 tbsp of orange or lemon zest to the egg mixture
  • you can substitute hazelnuts or walnuts instead of almonds.


14 comments:

faseela said...

wow....perfect n awesome biscotti dear....perfect bake...

faseela said...

thanks a lot dear for removing the verification

Kaveri said...

wonderful biscottis

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Woooosh!! Gal, you are going wonderful with each passing day with such variety recipes and amazing clicks! :)
Waiting for your link in my event. :)

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hemalata said...

Yummy biscottis with mouthwatering presentation.

Hema said...

Looks awesome, have been wanting to try these, very nice clicks..

jeyashrisuresh said...

fantastic biscottis, nicely made

Julie said...

Love biscotti dipped in a cup of tea!!perfectly done!!

Erivum Puliyum

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Lovely biscotti...perfectly prepared..

sangee vijay said...

this sounds so delicious...looks really tempting!!
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maha said...

This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it

Maha

Faiza said...

oh cant wait to try it out myself ! :D

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious Biscotti.. Perfectly made..

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Thanks for linking dear. :)


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