ALMOND, ORANGE, CHOCOLATE BISCOTTI (BISCOTTI DI MANDORLA, E CIOCCOLATA)

We think our almond, orange and chocolate biscotti are one of the best coffee biscuits ever! They are so delicious, packed with goodies and it is impossible to have just one. You will need a huge pot of coffee for theses. Made with almonds, chocolate, sultanas and with the citrus flavours they are so delightful, and perfect with coffee and even tea. Typically italian style they will impress everyone, from families to friends. This recipe is also great because it makes a large batch of almond, orange and chocolate biscotti. Try them today, you will not be disappointed. Almond, orange and chocolate biscotti from theitaliancookingclass.com

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200grams x plain flour
  • 200grams x self raising flour
  • 250grams x dark chocolate (we used chocolate buttons for this)
  • 250grams x almonds coarsely chopped
  • 200grams x caster sugar
  • 80grams x sultanas finely chopped
  • grated zest of two oranges
  • 3 x eggs
  • 1 x teaspoon vanilla essence
  • juice of one lemon

METHOD:

  • Step 1 – preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius (320 degrees F)
  • Step 2 -prepare baking trays with paper or grease the trays
  • Step 3 -place all prepared dry ingredients into mixing bowl and mix for 1 – 2 minutes so that all these ingredients can blend evenly together
  • Step 4 -once all dry ingredients are mixed then add the wet ingredients to the mix
  • Step 5 -keep mixing till all the mix has blended together and formed the dough
  • Step 6 -on a lightly floured surface turn the dough out and start to shape the dough into one large and even log and then cut the log into two even pieces
  • Step 7 -place the two logs onto the prepared baking trays
  • Step 8 -bake for 25 minutes or till golden brown and firm to touch
  • Step 9 -allow the biscuit logs to cool on the tray at room temperature for at least two hours (you can even leave them overnight)
  • Step 10 -preheat oven to 100 degrees celsius (210 degrees F)-once logs are cooled start to slice them using a serrated knife evenly and place back on prepared baking trays
  • Step 11 -bake in oven for 25 minute
  • Step 12 -remove from oven and allow to cool on cooling racks
  • Step 13 -serve with coffee!

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