Almond Biscottis

There’s something rather pleasurable about sitting down with a cup of fresh coffee and biting into a crunchy biscotti. I’m always tempted by them when I reach the coffee shop counter; for me they are the perfect compliment to my daily caffeine fix. Having never made them before, I thought I’d try a simple almond biscotti recipe that I found on the BBC’s GoodFood website (always my first port of call when trying a new recipe). The aroma of toasting almonds alone is sure to get your taste buds tingling.

So here’s how (makes 28 biscuits): 

  • 150g toasted almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 260g plain flour
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 almond extract


  1. Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan) and toast almonds for 10 minutes
  2. Leave them to cool and then cut them up coarsely
  3. Reduce oven heat to 150C (130C fan) and line baking tray with baking paper
  4. Beat eggs, vanilla and almond extract together
  5. In a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  6. Pour in egg mixture and add almonds until it forms a dough
  7. Flour the work surface and shape dough into a log shape that is about 35cm in length and 8cm in width
  8. Place on baking paper and bake for 30-40 minutes until firm
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack
  10. Cut into 2cm slices and arrange evenly on baking tray then bake for 10 minutes on either side until golden brown




“Laugh often, talk much, sit long” – Amen.

One thought on “Almond Biscottis

  1. LR says:

    Helen, please can i taste one of your biscottis, I love them! And I think your blog is really appealing, the pictures themselves are almost edible! love from your God hen xxxx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s