Monday, 27 February 2012

ALMOND BISCOTTI

               Since we are being "healthy" at home for awhile I decided to make these almond biscotti's....Absolutely tasty and guilt- free! My mom loves biscotti's......was thinking of her all the time I baked these......This one's for you amma!! :)

Also sending this recipe to Anjali's event cakes, cookies and desserts





 INGREDIENTS:
1 cup (145 gms) blanched whole almonds
1 tsp ( 5 gms) baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups (260 gms ) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (150 gms) granulated white sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp almond extract



PROCESS:
  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F (180 deg C)
  • Toast almonds for 8 - 10 mins or until browned or fragrant. cool and chop coarsely
  • Reduce temperature to 300 deg F (150 deg C). Line a baking sheet with wax paper
  • With an electric mixer combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until blended.(about 30 secs)

  • Gradually add in egg mixture and beat until dough forms, adding almonds halfway through.
  • Add the vanilla and almond essences.
  • On a slightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches(35 cms) long and 3-4 inches (8-10 cms) wide

  • Transfer log into prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-40 mins or until firm to touch.Log spreads during baking
  • Remove from oven and cool for 10 mins

  • Transfer to cutting board and using a serrated knife, cut log into slices 1/2 inch(1.25 cms) thick on the diagonal
  • Arrange evenly on baking sheet and bake another 10 mins or until slightly browned

  • cool and store in airtight container



notes:
  • I didnt take the measurements( the inches and cms ) into consideration. Just baked it according to my likes.
  • I added a bit more flour to the dough because i couldnt roll out the dough. It was too sticky
  • the biscotti's were crisp but I felt that I should have cut them thinner. Well, there's always a next time.
  • you can even add 1 tbsp of orange or lemon zest to the egg mixture
  • you can substitute hazelnuts or walnuts instead of almonds.


14 comments:

  1. wow....perfect n awesome biscotti dear....perfect bake...

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  2. thanks a lot dear for removing the verification

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  3. Woooosh!! Gal, you are going wonderful with each passing day with such variety recipes and amazing clicks! :)
    Waiting for your link in my event. :)

    Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

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  4. Yummy biscottis with mouthwatering presentation.

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  5. Looks awesome, have been wanting to try these, very nice clicks..

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  6. Love biscotti dipped in a cup of tea!!perfectly done!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  7. Lovely biscotti...perfectly prepared..

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  8. This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it

    Maha

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  9. oh cant wait to try it out myself ! :D

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  10. Delicious Biscotti.. Perfectly made..

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