Beautiful Biscotti

Biscotti Fresh from the Oven
These almond biscuits are a real crowd pleaser and so easy to make! They originated in Italy, and are also known as "cantucci". The shape and crunch is what make them unique. Captain likes to dip them, I don't - what's your preference?
Course Bakery
Cuisine Italian

Ingredients
  

  • 10 oz plain flour
  • 7 oz fine sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • oz whole blanched almonds

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 300°F (150°C)
  • Grease and flour 2 baking sheets
  • Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl
  • Whisk eggs and vanilla essence together and stir into the dry ingredients
  • Add the almonds and stir them through the dough. The dough will be sticky (wet your hands)
  • Divide dough into two loaves about 25cm long and 5cm wide
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes until pale golden
  • Remove from oven and slice immediately into thin pieces (1cm wide)
  • Lay slices back onto the trays and cook for a further 10-15 minutes. Turn them over and cook for another 10-15 minutes
  • Remove and allow to cool

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Biscotti Fresh from the Oven
Keyword Almond, Baked Goods, Biscotti

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