Anise Almond Biscotti

  • Yield: 3 dozen

Ingredients

3 1/4cups all-purpose flour
1tablespoon baking powder
1/3teaspoon salt
1 1/2cups sugar
1/2cup plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3-- eggs
1tablespoon vanilla extract
2teaspoons anise seeds, toasted and bruised
1cup whole almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.  Mix the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and anise seeds in a large bowl.  Add the flour mixture and stir with a spoon until blended.  Stir in the almonds.
  2. Divide the dough into two equal portions.  Shape each portion into 13 1/2 inches long by 2 1/2 inches wide.  Place several inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown.  The logs will spread.  Remove to a wire rack and cool for 25 minutes.  Maintain the oven temperature.
  3. Place the logs on a cutting board.  Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices.  Place on a baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Turn and bake for 5 mintues longer.  Let cool on a wire rack.  For variationk, add 1 cup miniature chocolate chips to the batter, or dip the biscotti into melted chocolate.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Tallahassee’s A Thyme to Celebrate (the Junior League of Tallahassee, Inc. Tallahassee, Florida 2009).

 

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