Line a large baking tray with parchment and pre-heat the oven.
Put the almonds on a baking tray and roast for 4 - 5 minutes in a hot oven.
Sieve the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
Add the sugar and roasted almonds and stir to combine.
Break the eggs into another bowl, add the vanilla and grated lemon rind and beat together.
Pour the egg mixture into the mixing bowl and mix into a soft dough.
Using your hands gather the dough together into a ball.
Shape the dough into an oval and put it on the prepared tray.
Flatten the dough slightly.
Bake oven for 25 - 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Cut the biscotti dough into slices 1cm/⅜” thick.
Lay out the slices on the baking tray and bake for a further 5 - 10 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
Store the biscotti in an airtight container.
large baking tray and mixing bowls
200°C, Fan 180°C, 400°F, Gas 6
4 - 5 minutes +25 - 30 minutes + 5 - 10 minutes
I made these the other day and they turned out great - very authentic-tasting / looking - rivals the best gluten full versions. Editors: please add in your instructions that the dough will be sticky (not just "soft"). I got concerned about the stickiness as I was making them. I found out through an internet search that this dough is meant to be on the sticky-side. Some even mentioned to oil one's hands before shaping to avoid wasting dough.
28 Jun 2020
I have come back to this website for this recipe to make these biscotti again.
They are lovely with a coffee and at around 75 calories a biscuit a nice treat that doesn't cost too many calories.
Not difficult to make and much easier to handle the dough than other recipes I've tried.