Almond Biscotti: Preheat oven
to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Toast almonds for 8-10 minutes or until
lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely. Set
Line a baking sheet
with parchment paper.
bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat
the sugar and eggs on high speed until thick, pale, and fluffy (about 5
minutes). At this point beat in the vanilla extract. In
a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add
to the egg mixture and beat until combined. Fold in the chopped almonds
the dough to a well floured counter and roll into a log shape, about 12
inches (30 cm) long and 3 1/2 inches (9 cm) wide. You may have to flour
your hands to form the log as the dough is quite sticky. Place on your
baking sheet and bake for about
25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack
for about 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
Transfer the log to a cutting board and cut into about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) slices, on the diagonal. Place the
biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake
minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool. Store in an
Makes about 20-24 biscotti.
Lebovitz, David. Room for Dessert. Harper Collins
Publishers. New York: 1999.