Edible gifts: Almond Biscotti

Thursday, 20 December 2012

This is possibly the easiest recipe I know and if you're stuck for gift ideas this year (um, who isn't?!) then this is your ticket! For these almond biscotti there are only 5 ingredients involved, so you can't go wrong. Stunning with a cup of coffee for arvo tea these biscotti have been a favourite with my family for years. I have always taken issue for paying big bucks for things you can easily make at home and this is one such example. One batch can easily be divided as gifts for 3-4 people :)

The 'problem' is that once you start, you can't stop! I'm sounding like a pringles advert aren't I...

3/4 cup raw caster sugar
2 eggs
2 cups plain flour
1 cup of almonds (I have used toasted almonds here, but feel free to use whichever - I have also had biscotti dreams of a pistachio version...gah!)
1/2 tspn baking powder (use just under this quantity)

1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C
2. Whisk together eggs and sugar
3. Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg/sugar mixture
4. Add in almonds and stir to combine
5. Divide mixture into two and form 2 logs (you may need a floured bench for this part)
6. Bake logs for 25 minutes or until golden brown and springy
7. Cool for 1 hour until hardened. Preheat oven to 140 degrees close to the end of cooling time. Then cut into thin slices (use a serrated knife!)
8. Lie biscotti on tray and cook for 6 minutes on each side at 140 degrees C

And you're done!

Hope you find this recipe as handy as I have. Enjoy it and thanks for reading! xo

Aren't they adorable ;)


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