Few things go better with Autumn than hot drinks, like coffee or hot chocolate. Therefore, few things go better with hot drinks than biccies. Which brings us to today’s recipe – almond biscotti. Easy, deliciously crunchy and tasty, it’s the perfect addition to afternoon tea.
1 cup caster sugar
Rind of 1 lemon
2 cups plain flour, sifted
½ tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with paper.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, eggs and lemon rind and beat until pale and thick.
Fold in flour, baking powder and almonds. Lightly knead dough on a floured bench until smooth.
Divide mixture in half and make two long longs on prepared baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.
Once cool slice the logs on the diagonal about 5mm thick. Lay slices flat on the baking tray and return to a 140 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, turning once to completely dry out.