Italian Almond Biscotti

  • Easy
  • 50min
  • 24 pieces
  • Sweet

These biscuits are very crunchy. I like them dipped in a fresh lemonade or warm latte. The word biscotti in Italian means “twice-cooked”, and it's the secret of their crispy texture.

recipe

  • 1 tsp of orange or lemon zest
  • 75g of almond
  • 275g of flour
  • 125g of sugar
  • 2 tsp (10g) of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 175°C
  • 20min
  • Brown the almonds in the oven, then let cool for some minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, salt, lemon or orange zest, baking powder and eggs until well combined.
  • Add the flour gradually and combine.
  • Knead the dough until well blended.
  • Add the almonds to the dough.
  • cut the dough into 2 equal parts.
  • Shape the dough into logs. I coated my hands with some oil to easily shape the dough.
  • Place the logs onto a parchment paper.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes at 175°C.
  • Cut the logs into 1.5cm wide slices.
  • Put the slices horizontally on a baking sheep and bake again for 10 to 20 minutes at 160°C.

enjoy your homemade treat!