Friday, March 23, 2007

Ellen's almond biscotti

Homemade biscotti is much tastier than what you can usually buy in a coffee shop. Biscotti should be rock hard otherwise it cannot stand up to being dipped in coffee or tea. Do not even attempt to bite into biscotti unless you've dipped it into your coffee or tea first. You don't want to break your teeth, do you? This recipe comes from my mom's friend Ellen.

Almond Biscotti

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup slivered almonds, shopped and toated
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
1 egg white
cooking spray

Combine first five ingredients in large bowl. Combine vanilla and
almond extracts, eggs, and egg white, add to flour mixture, stirring until well-blended. Mix will be dry. Turn out dough. Knead lightly 7 or 8 times. Shape 16" log. Place on cooking spray coated pan. Flatten to 1 inch thick. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cut on diagonal into 30 1/2" thick slices.Place cut side down on pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn cookies over for 10 more baking minutes.

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