Friday, February 18, 2011

Almond Biscotti

I always wanted to try some of these and gave it a go on New Year. The biscottis came out good and huss dear enjoyed it. They were not perfect to look at but I loved the crispiness of the biscotti. I made a small batch only.

What are biscottis?
Biscottis are twice baked cookies / cakes. They are dry and crunchy and are usually dipped in coffee/ wine / eaten as such.They are usually made with almonds but now many variations are available. You have chocolatey, citrussy / fruity biscottis available now.

~* Ingredients *~
Softened Butter - 3 cubes
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Egg - 1
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1/4 teaspoon
Baking Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Slivered almonds - 1/2 cup
Almond essence - 1 teaspoon

The Making:
Mix the sugar and butter till they come together. Add the egg and mix well.
Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Add the flour mixture to the sugar - butter mixture
Add the slivered almonds and almond essence
Mix well till it forms dough.
Form the dough into a log and give the top surface an egg wash.
Place this in the oven and bake it for 15 mins till it is golden brown at 350 C
Once done, remove it and cut it into slices.
Bake the slices again at 300 C for 10 mins (or till done)

I added chocolate chips to the biscottis. You can also add lemon / orange zest for a tangy twist. You may dip them in chocolate also.

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  1. hmmmmmmmmmm! yum yum and tempting cookies.

  2. i love biscottis and this sounds like a treat ! good one

  3. Looks so delicious. Perfect with a cup of hot tea.

  4. First time here...ur dishes look so wonderful..
    Nice to follow u...

  5. wow...the biscottis looks great.
    Nice blog.
    happy to follow you.

  6. Biscottis looks damn delicious and fabulous..

  7. Perfect looking..biscottis are hubby's fav :)

    US Masala

  8. OOh yum biscotti...i know how difficult they are to make.. urs look absolutely perfect :)

  9. That is so delicious and perfectly done!


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