Italian Almond Biscotti

February 28, 2022

Buttery and crunchy Almond Biscotti goes perfectly with a hot cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy these delicious and light snacks.

Biscotti is an Italian biscuit made from dense dough and flavored with almonds or anise. These biscuits are baked twice in the oven. Crispy, slightly sweet and buttery Biscotti are perfect for dipping into tea and coffee.

Try this Homemade Almond Biscotti recipe for a delicious and easy-to-make snack. Bon Appetit.

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Taste Score: %80
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 90 mins
Total 110 mins

Tips

  • Use ingredients at room temperature.
  • Before shaping the dough, keep it in the refrigerator. Otherwise, it will be too soft to handle. Don't worry if the dough spreads while rolling; This is what gives Biscotti its classic curved shape.
  • Instead of almonds, chocolate chips, hazelnuts, pine nuts or dried fruits such as figs and raisins can be used.
  • If you like the flavor of anise in biscotti, add a teaspoon or so of anise extract to these cookies.
  • You can use unrefined cane sugar instead of white sugar.
  • You can use almond flour instead of all-purpose flour.
  • If you like chocolate, mix 1 cup (9 oz/255g) white, semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips with almonds into the dough. Alternatively, you can melt the same amount of chocolate and drizzle it over the biscuits after they're baked.
  • If you prefer thinner biscuits, cut these cookies as thin as 12 inches (1.25 cm) before second baking. Cook both sides for 5 minutes.
  • If you want to slice the biscotti loaves, allow them to cool for at least 10 minutes.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Place parchment paper on a large baking tray.
  2. After scattering the almonds on the prepared baking tray, toast them in the oven for 7 minutes or until they are slightly golden.After scattering the almonds on the prepared baking tray, toast them in the oven for 7 minutes or until they are slightly golden.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk 1 egg and 1 cup of sugar until the color of the dough batter is lightened and the sugar is completely dissolved.
  4. Then mix it with the oil, honey, vanilla extract, orange zest and oil.
  5. Combine the flour, baking powder, and anise seeds in a mixing bowl. Mix until the ingredients are combined.
  6. Add the almonds and gently combine the dough in the bowl with your hands. Make sure the almonds are evenly distributed.
  7. Split the dough into two flat (approximately 2 inches wide), space them apart on the baking tray, and lightly flatten. Make them as uniform as possible in size and shape. If the dough becomes too sticky, lightly wet your hands.
  8. Beat the second egg in a small bowl and brush the egg wash over the logs. The egg gives the cookies a nice golden color, but you can skip this step if you want.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the surface is firm. Instead of turning off the oven, reduce the heat to 250 ⁰F as it will need to be baked again.
  10. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 15 minutes before gently slicing the dough into ½ inch pieces with a sharp knife. Slice on a cutting board if possible and be gentle when doing so.
  11. Place the slices on the baking tray with the cut side down and return them to the oven to bake a second time.
  12. Bake for a total of 20 minutes, 10 minutes on each side.
  13. Serve them hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Almond Biscotti
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories211
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.1 g14.2%
Cholesterol 27 mg9%
Sodium 12 mg0.5%
Protein 5.4 g10.8%
Potassium 194 mg4.1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Biscotti?

Biscotti gets its name from the Medieval Latin word biscoctus, which means "twice-cooked or baked." Biscotti, also known as cantucci, are Italian almond cookies that originated in Prato, Tuscan city. They're twice baked, oblong in shape, dry and crunchy, and can be dipped in a drink, usually Vin Santo. The biscuits are oblong-shaped almond biscuits that are made dry and crunchy by cutting the dough loaf while it is still hot from the oven. The cookies can be made with a variety of ingredients such as nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate, but they're commonly made with almonds and anise, a sweet licorice flavoring.

What To Serve with Biscotti?

Biscotti, with their crunchy nuts and tasty add-ins like dried fruit, are the ideal snack for any coffee or tea lover. Biscotti are typically served with a drink, which they may be dipped into since they are so dry. In Italy, they're usually eaten with an after-dinner dessert with vin santo, a Tuscan fortified wine. They are most often served with coffee, such as cappuccinos and lattes, or black tea outside of Italy.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Biscotti:

How To Store Biscotti?

Keep your biscotti cookies in airtight containers, but not completely hermetically sealed ones. They'll remain fresh if there's a tiny breeze!

Biscotti may be stored for up to 3 weeks in a variety of containers, including glass, ceramics, and biscuit tins. A paper towel put at the bottom of the container will absorb any extra moisture, ensuring the crispness of the vegetables. They may also be wrapped firmly and frozen. They may be frozen for up to three months.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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