Prep 20 mins
Cook 44 mins
To enhance the flavor, blueberries may be microwaved for 1 minute. Though this may change the color of the biscotti's. Recipe may be doubled. The recipe comes from KitchenAid.com
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 10 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour, plus
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 grated lemon, zest of
- 2 large eggs
- 2⁄3 cup slivered almonds
- 1⁄3 cup blueberries
- 1 tablespoon anise seed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- In the bowl of your Mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
- Add flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest and beat just until combined.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down the bowl as necessary.
- Add the nuts blueberries and anise seeds and mix until combined.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and shape it into a 12-inch-long log.
- Transfer log to the prepared baking sheet with a spatula.
- Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch.
- Allow log to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
- Leave oven on.
- Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the log on the diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
- Place the biscotti cut side up on the lined baking sheet and bake an additional 12 to 14 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
- Cool completely on wire rack.
- Store in a airtight container in a cool dry place up to 2 weeks.
This is the first time I attempted biscotti. I don't know what I did wrong but it turned out very crumbly. I know that biscotti are dry cookies but mine just crumbled apart when I tried to cut them into the individual cookies.I hard a very hard time just getting the log to stick together too. I had to mix it with my hands. The cookies taste very good, but they just fell apart.
If your biscotti are turning out too crumbly/too difficult to cut, as they cool before cutting (for about 10 minutes), throw a damp kitchen towel over them. The moisture will seep in a tad and help with crumbles and cutting but the moisture will bake off and leave them nice and stiff.
I have made many different biscotti, and only one other with fruit/berries. This is a very dry dough compared to most. It did bake up nicely, and has a pleasant taste. I substituted 1/2 tsp anise extract for the seeds. Too much. Next time I will use only 1/4 tsp. and amp up the orange extract. I found the blueberries bled into the dough giving the final product a muttled appearance. Not sure how to "fix" that. Any suggestions, please let me know.