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.

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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.

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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.

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Dough for almond biscotti recipe

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

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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.

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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.

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biscotti pieces cut ready for 2nd bake

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

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Almond and orange peel biscotti

Serve them with Darjeeling tea, they are just awesome!

 

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