Friday, April 24, 2009

Vanilla Almond Biscotti

This is the first time I have made biscotti and it won't be the last time either. I have had biscotti before that my friend Shelby of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch had made and it was a hit with me. I decided to give it a go and make it myself and it was well worth it.
Vanilla Almond Biscotti
100 Calorie Snack, Recipes and References for Everyday Snack Attacks
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup almond slices, toasted
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. In another medium bowl, combine flour, almonds, baking powder and salt until well combined. Divide dough in half evenly and form into two logs; place on prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before cutting the logs into 1/2" wide slices. Spread slices out on the baking sheet and return to oven to bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until dry; turn slices over half way through baking. Let biscotti cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Serving size: 1 biscotti
Calories: 81
Fat: 3 g
*To toast the almonds, place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 35o degrees F for 10 minutes or until almonds are golden brown.

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