Biscotti Recipe

Classic biscotti are loaded with almonds, which is why they cost two bucks apiece at Starbuck’s. This recipe has plenty, about twelve dollars worth, so it may be a budget-buster for some of you (it was for me this week). Feel free to scale back on the nuts. You can swap out some dried fruits like cranberries if you want to (they’d go great with orange zest…if you decided to go that route).

Almond-Citrus Biscotti

1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs, beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 tablespoon lemon or orange zest
3 cups chopped (not sliced) almonds

Preheat your oven to 325°F. Line a sheet pan or cookie sheet with parchment. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In another, combine the eggs and sugar and beat by hand until light in color. Add the extracts, zest, nuts and dry ingredients.

On a lightly floured board, divide the dough into two pieces. Shape each piece into a long, flat slab the length of the sheet pan, set about two inches apart.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until the loaves are golden and slightly cracked. Cool completely on a rack. Meanwhile, reduce your oven heat to 200. Slice the biscotti into ½-inch pieces with a serrated knife, lay them out on sheet pans, and bake another 20 minutes, until crisp.

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10 Responses to Biscotti Recipe

  1. MEL says:

    I MADE THESE 2 DAYS AGO AND THEY ARE ALREADY ALL GONE – ALSO, I ADDED A TABLESPOON OF COINTREAU – GREAT RECIPE JOE – THESE BISCOTTI ARE BEST SERVED IF THE ALMONDS ARE VERY FRESH.

  2. Andrea says:

    I made these today. I exchanged 3/4 cup of flour with almond meal and instead of almonds I used white chocolate chips. They smell good.

  3. Malaika Nair says:

    Hi.. is there no butter required for this recipe?

  4. Soupcon says:

    Hi Joe
    Are the nuts in this recipe roasted/cooked in some fashion before being chopped and added to the dough?

    Cheers
    Vivien

    • joepastry says:

      Hey Vivien! Nope, they’re just added as they are. They toast a little as they bake. However you can toast them beforehand if you want to get a roasty-er flavor!

      Cheers,

      - Joe

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