Almond Biscotti | Blogmas

I’m going to be 100% honest; I really dislike cooking biscotti. I don’t know what it is, but I find the entire process so boring. Maybe that’s why I only make them around Christmastime, I’m not sure, but I do know that I absolutely love eating them so it’s worth the effort in the end! The last time I tried to make my own biscotti I failed miserably and ended up making some kind of soft orange bars, so I played it safe and went for a Delia Smith recipe this time- and they turned out great!

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Ingredients Needed;

  • 110g plain flour
  • 3/4 level teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 25g ground almonds (I used 50g)
  • 50g almonds (I used flaked)
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • Few drops of almond extract

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  • Pre-heat the oven to 170C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, then add the egg and almond extract and stir with a wooden spoon to bring the mixture together. I also added a little water before using my hands to form the dough.
  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and shape a log about 28cm long- mine was quite flat but this is fine as the biscotti will still cut nicely.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven on the baking tray for 30 minutes.
  • When baked, remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely- this will take around another 25-30 minutes. While the biscotti is cooking, reduce the oven temperature to 150C.
  • Once cool, cut into slightly diagonal slices roughly 1cm wide and place back on the baking tray to cook for a further 30 minutes on the reduced heat.
  • Cool again and enjoy with coffee!

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I love the simple almond flavour of Delia’s biscotti, you can find the recipe on her website here:

Lots of Love,
Daisy xxx


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  1. December 6, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    I can totally relate to the post! These look great, I may have to give it another try 🙂

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