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    Delia's Almond biscotti

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 60 minutes
    • Total time: 75 minutes, plus cooling time

    Makes: 16 biscuits


    110g plain flour
    ¾ level teaspoon baking powder
    Pinch of salt
    25g ground almonds
    50g almonds, skins on
    75g golden caster sugar
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    A few drops almond extract

    Equipment: A large baking sheet, with a non-stick liner (or greased)


    First sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl, then add the ground and whole almonds and sugar. Give it a good mix, then add the egg and the almond extract, and mix it together first with a wooden spoon and then using your hands to bring the mixture together to form a smooth dough.

    Now place the dough on a lightly floured surface and, using your hands, roll it into a log about 28cm long. Put it on the lined baking sheet and bake it near the centre of the oven for 30 minutes. After that, transfer it to a cooling tray and leave until completely cold.

    Then reduce the oven temperature to 150°C, gas mark 2.

    Now use a serrated knife to cut the biscotti into slightly diagonal slices about 1cm wide. Then place them back on the lined baking tray and bake for another 30 minutes until pale gold and crisp. 

    Transfer them to the cooling tray and when cold, store in an airtight container.

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    Recipe from Delia's Cakes published by Hodder and Stoughton 2013
. © Delia Smith 2013 

    To watch this recipe video, click here

    See also: Delia's Semolina Shortbreads

    For more information about Delia's online cookery school go to www.deliaonline.com 


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