Sunday, January 13, 2013

Almond Biscotti


Almond Biscotti ... Biscotti are twice-baked biscuits of Italian origin. They are oblong-shaped almond biscuits, baked twice to make them dry and crunchy. They are only slightly sweet with a nutty taste and crunchy texture. Biscotti are usually served with hot coffee and espresso drinks. It can be served as a light breakfast, snack or even dessert.

Almond Biscotti 
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Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp.  almond essence
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp.  baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp.  salt
  • 3/4 cup almonds, chopped

Method :
  • Preheat oven to 325 F / 160 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat butter in a medium mixing bowl until creamy. Add sugar and beat until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and almond essence; beat until mixture is smooth.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into egg mixture; beat until just mixed. Stir in almonds.
  • Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a long log ( about 1 1/2 inches wide and 10 inches long ).
  • Place logs on the prepared baking sheet, leaving 3 inches space between each.
  • Bake 25 minutes until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes.
  • With a serrated knife, cut logs diagonally into ( 1/2 inch thick ) slices. Arrange slices, cut side down, on parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Return to oven; bake for 10 minutes. Flip biscotti over; bake an additional 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Store biscotti in an airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe Source : Biscotti Recipes


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37 comments :

  1. With a cup of masala chai,i can munch this droolworthy biscotti,loving it.

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  2. Ambreen these look so perfect, reminds me of almond biscotti by starbucks, yours looks even better with a golden crust

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  3. WoW beautiful...
    It locks soo crunchy and yummy...I must try it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Crunchy and flavorful biscottis...

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  5. These are my aunt's favorite cookies!!
    They are sooooooooooooo good, especially with a cup of tea or hot milk

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  6. looks great dear.. well made..

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  7. One of the tastiest recipes ever :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  8. hi ambreen, how are you-love this recipe, you put a lot of my favorite almonds.. using nuts is very healthy too, adding more flavor to your pretty looking biscotti

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  9. Tempting clicks.Lovely presentation

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  10. Aaha! Beautiful biscotti Ambreen. So crispy!

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  11. My favourite snack...looks delicious !

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  12. Waoo...its full of nutrition as well..

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  13. Great & gorgeous looking cliks n recipe. Have a nice day. Happy Pongal & Sankranti.

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  14. Biscotti looks wonderful...Love with tea..yum..Always wanted to make it.but never did..

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  15. I absolutely love biscotti! They are easy, just take time. Almond is a good flavor. Thanks for linking to One Creative Weekend!

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  16. Yum Ambreen - they look good!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. I can smell the almonds in these biscotti Ambreen! They are perfectly made!

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  18. Wow! Looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  19. Ambreen, remember I told you before you are an inspiration to me? Yes, these beauties are so professionally done,they make me want to make them soon:)

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    1. Ah dear, that's so sweet of you! Your words are a huge encouragement to me. Do try them out, I'm sure you'll love them :)

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  20. They are perfectly baked.. Looks delicious.

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  21. It looks delicious! Have a great weekend!

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  22. I just love Biscotti and this would be lovely to have with my afternoon tea. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  23. They sound simply perfect! I know they wouldn't last long in my house :)
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - hope to see you there again next week - and don't forget the voting is today!

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  24. We found you on the Six Sisters. You have some great ideas! We are having our 1st link party tomorrow (Thursday 1/24/13) We would love to have you come and link up. We have a fun blog joining us. We hope you will join us too @ the busybhive.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna

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    1. Thank you Joye & Myrna for visiting & for your kind words. Would love to link up to your party :)

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  25. Yummy and goes so well with a nice cup of joe! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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  26. That looks so yummy to go with my morning coffee!

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Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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