“bake the world a different place”
Since my son Anthony and my daughter in law Teri love biscotti, I decided I needed to find the perfect recipe.
My sister makes the most delicious biscotti’s, but in my family no one gives out recipes. It’s annoying but a fact. So I have been trying to find the perfect recipe. I found one on Pinterest and combined it with one that my friend Maria shared with me. Here is what I came up with.
I hope you like them as much as Anthony and Teri does.
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1/2 cup of butter melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs at room temperature
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 – 3 teaspoons of our almond extract
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups of raw whole almonds
Preheat oven to 350° line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour baking powder, and salt. Melt butter and cool until needed, butter needs to be cooled. If it is to hot the dough will not hold its shape and will be difficult to work with.
While the butter is cooling down, beat together the sugar and eggs until the mixture is noticeably thicker and pale yellow, 3 – 4 minutes. Reduce to low and pour in the cooled butter and almond extract. Add the flour mixture and beat on low until combined. Stir in almonds.
With damp hands, divide the dough in half and form 2 logs on prepared baking sheet.
Bake 25 minutes or until just golden in color. Remove from oven, cool for a few minutes. Reduce heat to 300°
Transfer to a cutting board and slice. Using a spatula, transfer back onto cookie sheet and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until the way you like them.
*I like mine on the soft side so I bake for about 10 minutes after they are sliced. They will harden as they cool.