- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp instant coffee or espresso powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp grated orange zest
- 3 large eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup toasted chopped almonds
- Optional: 1 oz melted chocolate to drizzle over if desired.
Level of difficulty Average
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Average budget
Heat oven to 350F.
Beat flour, espresso, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, sugar, salt and zest.
In small bowl beat eggs and vanilla; add them all at once to dry ingredients. Beat until dough forms.
Turn dough onto floured board; form ball. Divide dough in half and form into each 12" x 2" rectangle. Arrange on lined baking sheet 3" apart.
Bake 40 minutes until firm and browned.
Let cool 10 mins, then slice diagonally into 1/2-3/4" slices. Arrange slices on baking sheet and bake 9-10 mins, then flip them and bake another 9-10 mins. They should be golden and dry.
Optional: Melt chocolate on double boiler so it doesn't burn. Arrange slices on waxed paper (for easy cleanup). Using a fork or whisk, gently "fling" chocolate in different directions over the biscotti so that you have a nice design. Or, you can dip the ends into melted chocolate - get creative!
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