Authentic Italian Biscotti – Eat With Your Eyes


Ingredients: 1 t. almond extract,2 ½ t. baking powder,½ t. baking soda,2 c. flour,¾ t. salt,1 ¼ c. sugar,1 ½ c. whole almonds, coarsely chopped,2 whole eggs, plus 1 egg, separated

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add 2 whole eggs and 1 egg yolk, almond extract, and almonds.
  3. Mix thoroughly until dough holds together.
  4. Add half of reserved egg white, if necessary, to make a cohesive dough.With wet hands, shape dough into 4 logs, each 6 long and 1 in diameter.
  5. Place 3-4 apart on baking sheets.
  6. Bake on middle rack of oven until logs are light golden brown and spring back when touched (about 24 minutes). Cool 15 minutes.Lower oven to 27
  7. Slice logs with a serrated knife diagonally into 1/2 slices. Return to oven and bake until completely dry and crisp throughout (about 40 minutes). Cool.


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