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Diva Q Biscotti

Post by Diva Q » Thu Nov 16, 2006 5:14 pm

Diva Q Biscotti

*1 1/2 c whole almonds toasted
5 eggs
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 c sugar
**1 tsp almond extract
4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp fresh nutmeg (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg with 2 tbsp water for wash

Preheat oven to 350
Whisk eggs egg yolk and sugar together plus vanilla until sugar dissolves.
Stir together dry ingredients.
Add to egg mix stir in almonds.
Form into log shapes (whatever your preferred width however do not exceed 3/4 inch in height) on parchment paper or silpat sheets: HINT: get your hands wet to form the logs. This batter is VERY sticky.

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Brush the tops of the biscotti dough with egg wash. Bake for approx 25 minutes or until golden brown and slightly firm to the touch.

Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temp to 325
With a serrated knife cut slices on the diagonal approx 1/2 inch thick. Bake cut side down for 10 minutes then flip to opposite cut side and bake for another 10 minutes until both sides are golden brown.

They may feel somewhat soft when they come out but they will harden. This store for at least 1 - 2 months in a sealed airtight container. They also freeze very well.

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Variations.

I like making different ones.

You can substitute the almonds for:
Chocolate chips
Raisins
Dried Cranberry and Orange
Lemon rind
Poppy seed

(I could go on but I am sure you get the point)

I also use different extracts lemon, orange. I did also try peppermint once. IT wasn't my tastes but to each his own.

Also you can jazz them up by drizzling chocolate or caramel on them. Or even just dunking one end in chocolate then rolling in crushed peanuts or pistachios.

This is a very versatile recipe. Perfect to package up and give as a Christmas gift.
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Post by Cheech » Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:33 am

Thanks for posting the recipe Diva. I have made a chocolate recipe in the past but found it very hard to cut without crumbling. Do you have this problem with your recipe? They look like they turned out perfect. Any suggestions?

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Post by Diva Q » Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:43 am

Hi Tracy,

I have used this recipe for years. I think I could probably do them with my eyes closed LOL

I do about 400-500 of these annually for various things.

I think the best advice I would give is to always use a serrated bread knife to cut them after letting them sit for 15 minutes. I always try to use equal pressure along the knife when cutting. Also when they are still a bit warm they are somewhat softer and easier to cut.

This morning I just put 4 more trays in the oven to do the second bake. The second bake does not need to be done right away it can be the next day.

Make sure to always use large or extra large eggs when making this recipe. Biscotti always turn out better when there are lots of eggs in the recipe.
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Re: Diva Q Biscotti

Post by Brant County Smokers » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:35 pm

i might just try this on the grill!
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