Almond Biscotti. I have tired baking this in India also many times but when I baked the same biscotti again here I don't know some how they taste better and they look better may be because of the different oven. My hubby surprised me by finishing it all in 2days even I ate more then 3 and it was tasting awesome. He was telling me that I have wasted so much of money buying cookies, biscuits from outside, this taste better then that and I would love to have this in my lunch box as a evening snacks... Omg I was on the could nine when he told me that because it is little hard to convince my H when it comes to food.. This yummy and crunchy biscotti which goes very well with tea or a coffee..
2 cups of plain flour
2 large eggs
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
1tsp orange zest
3/4 cup roasted alomnds
1/2 cup black raisin.
Pre-heat the oven 180c for 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl add flour and baking powder and mix them nicely. roughly chop the alomonds and mix it with flour and set it aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add butter and sugar beat untill light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, vanilla essence and orange zest beat for another 2 to 3minutes
Then mix in the dry ingredients and beat untill the dry ingredients are well mixed.
On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a log about 14 inches long and 3-4 inches wide. Transfer to baking tray and bake for 30-40 mins. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 mins.
Then cut into slices 1/2 inch thick diagonally and arrange evenly on baking tray. Bake for 10 mins on each side (until they are firm). Remove from oven and cool.
Store them into airtight container.