Basic Biscotti

Recipe by JChamberlin
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READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 degrees F.
  • Spread almonds on a baking sheet and toast them in oven until lightly golden.
  • Let cool.
  • Coarsely chop half the nuts.
  • Butter 2 large baking sheets.
  • Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking soda.
  • Beat in eggs, then whole and chopped nuts.
  • Mix to obtain a firm dough.
  • Knead briefly, then divide dough into 2 pieces.
  • 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.
  • Place 2 rolls, well separated, on each baking sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes, until very lightly browned and firm to the touch.
  • With a spatula, carefully transfer the rolls to a cutting board and slice each onediagonally into cookies about 1/2-inch thick.
  • Set wire racks on the baking sheets and lay out the biscotti on them.
  • Return them to the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until very firm and crisp.
  • Cool on the racks, then transfer them to a tin for long keeping.
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