Have you ever made biscotti? Biscotti, I think, will always remind me of my Oma, since we made it for her in the last couple years of her life, and she loved it. Which to me was quite a compliment, since Oma always made everything best.
This recipe makes a lovely crisp, not-too-sweet biscotti with a hint of orange and crunchy almonds. It's totally delicious, easy to make, and great served with coffee, tea, or a glass of cold milk.
Here's how it's done! I doubled this recipe to make two logs.
1-1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped almonds
2 Tbsp. grated orange zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet.
In a medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat in the eggs and mix in the orange zest and almonds. Knead by hand, or in a standing mixer, until the mixture is thoroughly combined (the dough will be quite sticky).
Pat onto greased cookie sheets with flour dusted hands, or a bit of grease on your hands (just to keep it from sticking to your fingers too much), and pat into a log about 10"x4".
Bake for 25 minutes or until done.
Cool on wire racks.
Once the loaves are cool, cut into 1" slices and place, cut side down, on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven, flip the pieces over, and bake again, 10-15 minutes more, or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
Voila! Serve with your favorite hot beverage or a cup of cold milk.
You can also dip these in chocolate when they're done, or add dried fruit to the batter before baking for a little variation.
Enjoy! Back soon.