Recipe: Biscotti Toscani

21 Oct  0 Recipes

Biscotti are crunchy and delicious twice-baked almond biscuits that originated in the city of Prato, Italy. They are best enjoyed dunked in a cup of steaming coffee.

1/3 C Butter
¾ C Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
¼ tsp Almond extract
2 tsp Orange zest
2 ¼ C Flour, all-purpose
1 ½ tsp Baking powder
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Salt
1 C Chocolate chips
½ C Almonds, toasted

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, almond extract and zest. Combine flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Stir into creamed mixture until just blended. Form into 2 long loaves about 12 inches long, flatten slightly. Place the loaves about 4 inches apart on parchment lined baking sheet.

Bake at 325° for 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. With serrated knife, cut into slices ½-inch thick. Lay the slices flat on the baking sheet and bake another 10 minutes, turning once. Cool.

They may be coated with melted chocolate.

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