Recipe For Classic Italian Biscotti
Every year when Holidays on the way, I make sweets for my family and friends, sending my best wishes and love to the people every I spend my time or thoughts. The number one favor treats for my friends is the Classic Italian Biscotti.
Unlike the traditional, old fashioned Biscotti recipe, I crated a modified version to incorporate healthy ingredients that taste delicious and contain a unique flavor, packed into crunchy bites that go so well with a sip of creamy, coffee latte or tea, just right for the holidays.
Hope you enjoy my recipe and treat some friends and loved ones.
1 cup (250 grams or 8 oz) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 grams or 8 oz) whole wheat flour
1 cup (400 grams) raw whole almonds
2/3 cup (135 grams) granulated organic brown sugar or raw cane sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon anise or vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 teaspoon non-trans-fat butter
Preparing our Biscotti
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
- Toast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Let cool.
- Beat the sugar and eggs on until thick (about 5 minutes, when you slowly raise the beaters the batter should make little ribbons.)
- Beat in the vanilla extract.
- In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder.
- Add to the egg batter and butter and mix until combined.
- Slowly work in the almonds into the dough.
- Knit the dough into a log, about 12 inches (30 cm) long and 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) wide, but feel free to use any size you like.
- Bake for 15 minutes, then turn over for another 10 minutes and make sure both sides are baked golden brown.
- Remove from oven.
- Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Transfer the baked Biscotti log to a cutting board and cut into 1/4″ to 1/2″ inch (2 cm) diagonal slices. Again, thickness may be adjusted to your liking.
- Place the cut Biscotti on the baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until they are crunchy. Then remove from oven and let cool.
Store in an airtight container.
You may find all ingredients in Trader Joe’s or other super markets.