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Biscotti’s are Italian biscuits which are baked from both sides. These are light, dry, crunchy desserts often served with drinks. One can easily bake biscotti at home. This is an eggless recipe for almond biscotti. Follow the recipes below and please do not hesitate to write to me if you have any questions. Happy baking, Shuchi
Ingredients (Makes 16 biscottis)
- All purpose flour ½ cup
- Wheat flour ½ cup
- Butter 4 tbsp
- Sugar ½ cup
- Baking powder ½ tsp
- Vanilla essence ½ tsp
- milk 3-4 tbsp
- Ground almond ¼ cup
- Slivered almonds ¾ cup
- Almond extract ½ tsp (optional)
- Dry flour to give the shape to dough-a little bit
Method of preparation
- Set the parchment paper on the baking tray. Keep aside.
- Preheat oven at 350°F .
- In a mixing bowl take butter and sugar. Make a cream of butter and sugar by using hand blender till the mixture becomes light and fluffy. (You can also do this step by a whisker in traditional way. In that case please be patient and whisk in one direction.
- Now add vanilla essence, and milk and blend again for few seconds.
- In a separate bowl sift all purpose flour, wheat flour, ground alomonds, and baking powder.
- Add the flour mix in creamy butter little by little and mix well.
Mix in slivered almonds in the dough. Mix well. If dough is hard to manage add a little bit of water.
- Divide the dough into 2 portions.
- With the help of dry flour make a flat shape of about 3 inch wide and 1/2 inch thick .
Place the baking tray on the preheated oven. Bake for about 22-26 minutes or till the upper side is hard to touch.
- Remove the tray out of the oven and let the biscotti cool down for about 10 minutes.
- Now cut them in about an inch wide slices.
- Turn the side and place the biscotti tray back to the oven. and bake for 4-5 minutes. You can bake the sides as well for 2-3 minutes.
the two sides of the biscotti
- All time favorite almond biscotti is ready to serve. The biscottis can be stored in airtight container for couple of weeks.
Some Tips/ Suggestions:
You can increase the amount of sugar in case if you prefer!
I have kept the skin of the almonds as it is nutritious.
Some other dessert recipes.