Recipe by Charlotte J
My children and I love biscotti cookies but they are so high in fat. So I was glad to find this one in the Diabetic Cooking magazine (July/Aug 2003). It has less fat and salt. Thank you MG.
Top Review by Annacia
This is a lovely biscotti. I used Splenda for the sugar and 1/4 cup of egg white to reduce sugar and fat as much as I could. I also added 1/2 a tsp of lemon extract and was glad I did, the mix was quite dry and I ended up adding another 2 tbsp of egg white and a tbsp of milk to get it to a workable moisture level. I sliced the bar after 10 mins and it cut very well at that point. I rebaked them standing upright for 12 mins and I'm very happy with the result. OH! I should also mention that mine were Lemon Walnut because my almonds had vanished. Thanks for this one Char!
- 78.07 ml margarine or 78.07 ml butter, softened
- 158.51 ml granulated sugar
- 29.58 ml grated fresh lemon rind
- 4.92 ml baking powder
- 2.46 ml baking soda
- 0.59 ml salt
- 2 large eggs
- 591.47 ml all-purpose flour
- 118.29 ml slivered almonds (not sliced)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Beat margarine in bowl.
- Add sugar, lemon rind, baking powder, baking soda, salt and eggs.
- Beat until well blended.
- Beat in flour to crumb texture.
- Dough will be fairly dry.
- Stir in almonds.
- Kneading the dough slightly, shape into two 9-inch logs.
- Flatten logs to 1 1/2-inch thick.
- Place on a nonstick baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool 1 hour.
- Slice crosswise into 16 1/2-inch slices per roll.
- Place cut side down on baking sheet and bake 8 minutes.
- Flip biscotti over and bake 8 minutes more or until crisp and golden.
- Store in air-tight container for up to three days.