It was a lazy Saturday night hanging out with one of my friends. After it got dark it was too cold to walk to the theater to see Ender’s Game. So we decided to make biscotti, mostly because we needed something to dip in our tea. These biscotti have a nutty almond taste and crispy texture. If you like, you can add nuts to the recipe.
What you need:
2 cups white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbs almond extract
(Optional- about a cup of sliced, toasted almonds or other nut)
What you do:
1. Mix dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl beat together the eggs and almond extract
2. Using an electric mixer, mix the wet ingredients into the dry. Once everything is combined, use your hands to form the dough into a ball.
3. Split dough in half. On a baking sheet covered with foil and lightly oiled, form the dough into two logs, about an inch thick and 2 1/2 to 3 inches wide. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, until the logs are firm but bit hard. They should give a little when you press your finger into them.
4. Remove from oven, let cool a little, and then cut into inch thick slices. Turn the slices on their sides
5. Bake for 7 minutes, then flip the slices over and bake for another 7 minutes. They should be golden brown and crispy when cool.
We dipped our biscotti in honey-lavender tea and relaxed with some Netflix, snuggled up in some blankets. It’s so nice being warm and cozy inside when it’s chilly outside. Biscotti and tea were the perfect compliment to the evening.