Video:How to Make Almond Biscottiwith Gretchen Siegchrist
Biscotti is a tasty afternoon snack and also goes great with a steaming cup of coffee. Learn how to make almond biscotti at home.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make Almond BiscottiHi, I am Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Food, and today I'm going to show you how to make biscotti. These cookies get their crunch from being baked twice, and they are great for dipping in drinks like coffee.
Biscotti IngredientsFor this recipe, you need:
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Toast the AlmondsBegin by heating the oven to 350 degrees. Place the almonds on a cookie sheet, and let them toast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove the almonds from the oven, and let them cool. Lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees.
When they have cooled down, chop the almonds into coarse pieces.
Combine the IngredientsIn a small bowl, beat together the eggs, the vanilla, and the almond extract. In a large bowl, combine the baking powder, flour, salt, and sugar. Gradually add the egg mixture to the flour.
When the dough is halfway mixed, add the almonds, then finish mixing everything together.
Divide the DoughDivide the dough in half, then roll each half into a log about 10 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. The dough will be very crumbly, so you will have to use your hands to get it to stick together.
Bake the Biscotti LogsPlace the logs on a greased cookie sheet, and bake them for about 35 to 40 minutes until they are firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Now, cut the logs on the diagonal into pieces about 1/2-inch wide.
Return the slices to the cookie sheet, and bake them for another 10 minutes. Now, flip them over, and cook them for another 10 minutes. The biscotti should be done now. Let it cool before serving.
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