Easy biscotti recipe!

  

 As winter approaches, my favorite thing to battle the chilly weather is having some hot chocolate or coffee while I wear my fuzzy socks and cuddle under a blanket with my puppy (or husband…I guess). Sometimes a hot drink needs a little something extra, and biscotti can really hit the spot. Below is a biscotti recipe that takes around an hour to complete. Happy baking!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup toasted almond (slivered is best)
  • 1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 orange, zest… Fresh!
  • 1/2 cup chopped cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. 
  2. Cream the butter and sugar. 
  3. Add the eggs. 
  4. Mix those until smooth. 
  5. Add the orange zest and almond extract. 
  6. Continue mixing until it’s blended well. 
  7. Separately mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Sift this mixture into the wet mixture. 
  8. Stir in desired amount of slivered almonds and cranberries. 
  9. On a FLOURED board (dough will be very sticky), divide the dough in half and make two long rolls. See picture above to get an idea on size and shape. 
  10. Place the rolls lengthwise onto a cookie sheet. 
  11. Bake the rolls for 25 minutes 
  12. Take out of the oven and keep on the cookie sheet. Let us sit/cool for 5 minutes.
  13. Using a very sharp knife, slice the rolls diagonally into ~1/2 inch thick slices. Be patient here or they may crumble. 
  14. Lay the slices on their side on the cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. 
  15. Turn the slices onto their other side and bake another 8 minutes. 
  16. Remove and cool the biscotti on a cooling rack. 

Hope you enjoy the recipe, get to dippin’!

~Eleni

     

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