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Cantucci

Course Snack
Cuisine Italian
Keyword biscotti
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 20 pieces
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain flour sifted
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon amaretto or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 125 grams whole unsalted almonds
  • flour for rolling the dough

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F and line a cookie sheet tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine sifted flour, sugar, baking powder and orange zest.
  3. Add the eggs, honey, amaretto or almond flavoring, stir to combine.
  4. Continue mixing until the batter becomes soft and crumbly. Add the almonds and fold.
  5. Prepare a bench-top, chopping board or silicone mat with flour and pour the biscuit dough out.
  6. Gently roll the dough into two logs, approx. 2 inches or 5cm wide and place onto the baking tray.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer the logs to a chopping board and with a bread knife or similar, slice diagonally.
  10. Put the cut slices back on to the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes or until toasted.
  11. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.