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Tuscan Spice and Almond Biscotti Recipe

January 5th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1cuptoasted almonds, divided
  2. 1cupall-purpose flour, plus
  3. 2tablespoonsall-purpose flour
  4. 1/4teaspoonbaking powder
  5. 1/4teaspoonbaking soda
  6. 1/4teaspoonsalt
  7. 1/4teaspooncinnamon
  8. 1/4teaspoonallspice
  9. 1/3cupsugar
  10. 1/4cupbutter, softened
  11. 2tablespoonshoney
  12. 1egg
  13. 1/2teaspoonpure vanilla extract
  14. 1/4teaspoonalmond extract

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Finely grind 1/3 cup of the toasted almonds in a food processor.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the ground almonds, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter.
  5. Add honey, egg, vanilla extract and almond extract to the creamed mixture.
  6. Gradually blend in dry mixture and remaining 2/3 cup almonds.
  7. On a well floured surface, shape dough into two logs.
  8. Transfer logs to a baking sheet or baking stone, leaving space between the two logs.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until firm and lightly brown.
  10. Cool logs on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes.
  11. Cut logs into 3/4-inch slices.
  12. Place slices in a single layer on the baking sheet, leaving space around each slice.
  13. Continue baking about 10-15 minutes or until desired crispness.
  14. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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