Almond Orange Biscotti

    1 hour 5 min

    A fabulous biscotti recipe. These biscotti are low fat and dairy free, but extremely delicious. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 280g plain flour
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 50g flaked almonds
    • 1 tablespoon orange zest
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a baking tray.
    2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, almonds and orange zest. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, oil and almond extract. Stir or mix by hand until the mixture forms a ball.
    3. Separate dough into 2 pieces and roll each one into a log about 20cm long. Place logs on prepared baking tray and flatten so they are about 2cm thick. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
    4. Cool slightly, and remove from baking trays. Slice diagonally into 1cm slices with a serrated knife. Set biscotti on back onto the baking tray and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, turning over after half of the time. Finished biscotti should be hard and crunchy.

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    I made half a batch but the consistency of the mixture was not correct. It was more cake/batter mix rather than dough mix. This could be either due to the weights being incorrect, or down to me incorrectly measuring them. I rescued the mix by adding extra flour and the biscotti seem to be fine. But I will reserve judgement until tomorrow :-)  -  23 Oct 2012


    Fantastic biscotti! I recommend baking them at a lower temp (160 degreesC) for 30mins for the first baking, as this ensures the insides dry out thoroughly without the top browning too much. these were so delicious - i added a little more almond extract, some chopped dried apricots and a handful of white chocolate chip and they were wonderful! next time i think i'll try forming the dough into three or four loaves to make smaller biscotti, as two loaves makes each one quite big. this really is a great recipe.  -  22 Dec 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I love making these for my family and friends. I use whole wheat flour and splenda instead of sugar. I also add 1/3 cup wheat germ and sometimes ground flax seeds. I too have increased the almond flavor to 1 teaspoon. I add applesauce if the dough gets too dry and dip my hands in flour to handle the dough if it is too sticky. There're healthy and delicious and I can't make enough of them. Thanks for the great recipe!!  -  15 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)