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    Basic Biscotti

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    1 hr

    10 mins

    50 mins

    JChamberlin's Note:

    This isn't anything fancy, just a basic biscotti.

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    1. 1
      PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Spread almonds on a baking sheet and toast them in oven until lightly golden.
    3. 3
      Let cool.
    4. 4
      Coarsely chop half the nuts.
    5. 5
      Butter 2 large baking sheets.
    6. 6
      Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.
    7. 7
      Beat in eggs, then whole and chopped nuts.
    8. 8
      Mix to obtain a firm dough.
    9. 9
      Knead briefly, then divide dough into 2 pieces.
    10. 10
      On a floured work surface, roll each piece under your hands into a cylinder 15 inches long and about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
    11. 11
      Place 2 rolls, well separated, on each baking sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned and firm to the touch.
    12. 12
      With a spatula, carefully transfer the rolls to a cutting board and slice each onediagonally into cookies about 1/2-inch thick.
    13. 13
      Set wire racks on the baking sheets and lay out the biscotti on them.
    14. 14
      Return them to the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until very firm and crisp.
    15. 15
      Cool on the racks, then transfer them to a tin for long keeping.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2003


      Terrific & easy!! I took out the nuts and added cranberries and orange est with a little dip in white chocolate.....used to buy it. Now I make it. Yummy!! Thanks for this recipe!

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    • on February 06, 2010


      Overall the taste is pretty good and it is a very easy recipe. However, the chef who commented that the egg smell was too much is correct. When doing step # 12, I almost gagged. I did sprinkle cinnamon on the cut pieces which did hide the smell a bit once they were done. Next time I'd use only 2 eggs and try the yogurt idea.

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    • on April 03, 2009


      Good recipe! I'm new to biscotti and have had some flops. This was easy. Too sweet though. I used 1 cup sugar- 1/2 white, 1/2 brown and they were very sweet. I also only had 2 eggs so I SUBSTITUED plain YOGURT the 1 & these turned out great! Added anise and almond extract- yummy. This is a great basic biscotti to play with. Firm just as biscottii should be for dippping! Excellent.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Biscotti

    Serving Size: 1 (935 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 94.7
    Calories from Fat 19
    Total Fat 2.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 17.6 mg
    Sodium 31.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 9.9 g
    Protein 2.1 g

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