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- Biscuits and cookies
This recipe takes some time and quite a few baking trays, but it's well worth it. It makes plenty so you can give away as gifts with good coffee beans.
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- 300g (11 oz) plain flour
- 400g (14 oz) caster sugar
- 60g (2 oz) cocoa powder
- 5 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 150g (5 oz) flaked almonds
MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr20min
- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease two rimmed baking trays, or line with baking parchment.
- In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except the almonds; mix well with a spoon. Stir in the almonds until well blended; the dough will be thick and sticky.
- Place half of the dough on prepared baking tray. Form a slightly rounded 10x30cm (4x12 in) loaf that is about 2cm (1/2 in) thick. Repeat with the remaining dough on a second baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 170 C / Gas mark 3. Allow the loaves to cool for 20 to 25 minutes, then cut into thick slices about 3cm (1 in) thick. Lay the slices cut side down on the baking trays and bake for 15 more minutes. Turn them over and bake another 15 minutes or until very crisp. Allow to cool, then store in an airtight container. Will keep several weeks.
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Reviews in English (67)
Used different ingredients.I replaced the almonds with chopped dark chocolate, really good!-21 Dec 2009
Used different ingredients.I love this recipe! I have made the biscotti 3 or 4 times for my boyfriend because he is a coffee and chocolate freak and he eats them up every time! I have never added the almonds as I never seem to have any around, but the last time I made these I added about half a bag of chocolate chips to the dough and they turned out extra chocolatey!-21 Jul 2008
Don't be fooled, this is not an easy recipe. After it broke my new food processor, it bent the spoon I was hand mixing with, then welded itself to my worktop. It's turned out lovely, a great food gift for xmas but I'm probably never making them again, I like an easy life!-21 Dec 2009