Almond and Orange peel biscotti

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Vivek Pathak

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A full time Marketer by profession and a part time food blogger. Of course always wanted to reverse this or maybe wait till retirement age.

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This Italian style almond and orange peel biscotti is made using a blend of butter and olive oil and are baked twice to have crispy perfection. I love citrus flavour in my baking and the orange peels or zest just make these Almond and Orange peel Biscotti taste heavenly.


Classic almond & Orange zest biscotti recipe

My love for Italian style almond biscotti developed during our business meeting as my CEO is a diehard fan of these heavenly cookies and then 1 day I dared to attempt them at home.

After 2 unsuccessful attempts I was finally able to master these crispy almond biscotti and proudly serve our home made almond biscotti to our guests along with tea.

Basic Information

Prep Time: 20 min

Baking Time: 45 min

Total Time: 1hr 5 min

Serves: 4


Ingredients – Almond and Orange peel biscotti:

All Purpose Flour (Maida) – 200 gm

Eggs – 2

Almonds (roasted) – 100 gm

Orange zest/peels – 1 tablespoon

Sugar – 100 gm

Salt – ½ teaspoon

Butter – 50 gm

Olive Oil – 50 ml

Milk – 50 ml

Preparation of Almond and Orange peel Biscotti

Take all-purpose flour, butter, sugar, olive oil, salt, orange peel and almonds in 1 large bowl and mix it well using hands.


Biscotti dough

Preheat the oven at 150 degree Celsius.

Add little milk and prepare smooth dough for Almond and Orange peel Biscotti.

Divide the dough into 2 parts and make a long log and flatten the dough using hands. Flatten the dough ensuring that the middle is thicker than outside.


Dough for almond biscotti recipe

Place butter paper on baking tray, and place the dough in preheated oven for 30 min.


1st Bake almond biscotti

Take the tray out and allow it to cool 10 to 15 min. Use a sharp serrated knife and cut it into pieces with a slant angle.


Biscotti after 1st bake

Spread the 1st baked almond biscotti into baking tray and put them in oven for another 10 -15 min till golden.


biscotti pieces cut ready for 2nd bake

Let them cool on wire mesh for 15 min till crispy.


Almond and orange peel biscotti

Serve them with Darjeeling tea, they are just awesome!


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