Biscottii

As some of you might know my dad was here a few weeks ago. He brought biscotti that my uncles ex-wife had made. OH MY GOD they were amazinggggg, needless to say I also wanted to make biscotti, and I remembered seeing a recipe in my awesome Baking book. The week of my birthday I decided that this was the time for me to experiment, and they turned out so good! The only thing that I had to add was.. CHOCOLATE šŸ˜€

Back when I was like 10 or so, there was a place in Curacao that sold biscotti that had chocolate covering half of it, best biscotti ever!

Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:
– 7 oz (200 g) whole unblanched almonds.
– 7 1/2 oz (215 g) plain flour
– 3 1/2 oz (100 g) sugar
– 1/8 teaspoon salt
– 1/8 teaspoon saffron powder
– 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
– 2 eggs
– 1 egg white, lightly beaten

To create these yummy little treats this is what you do:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C. Grease and flour 2 baking sheets.
2. Spread the almonds in a baking tray and bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. When coool, grind 2 oz (55 g) of the almonds in a food processor, blender, or coffee grinder untilĀ pulverizedĀ  Coarsely chop the remaining almonds in 2 or 3 pieces each. Set aside.
3. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, saffron, bicarbonate of soda and ground almonds in a bowl and mix to blend. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs. Stir to form a rough dough. Transfer to a floured surface and kneed until well blended. Knead in the chopped almonds.
4. Divide the dough into 3 equal parts. Roll into logs about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. Place on one of the prepared sheets, brush with the egg white and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.
5. With a very sharp knife, cut into each log at an angle making 1/2 inch slices. Return the slices on the baking sheets to a 275 degrees F or 140 degrees C oven and bake for 25 minutes more.
Transfer to a rack to cool.
6. This is not particularly necessary but I did this and it was delicious. I bought dark chocolate, melted it, and dipped half the biscotti in the chocolate, it was a GREATTT success!Ā 

Bon Appetit!

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