Lemon Almond Biscotti

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I’ve never really been one for baking, but because I love cookies, I decided to make an attempt at homemade biscotti.  I’m also not much of a coffee drinker, so this lemon almond biscotti is perfect paired with a sweeter green tea.

Ingredients:

  • 2  1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup sliced toasted almonds

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325F.  Line a baking sheet with measured parchment paper.  Sift flour, baking powder and soda, and salt together in a mixing bowl.

In a stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar together, then beat in lemon juice and zest. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and gradually mix together. Stir in the almonds.

On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 2 minutes. Divide dough in half and shape into 2 logs.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove biscotti from oven and cool completely.

Reduce oven temperature to 300F.

Slice the log into 1/2 inch slices, and put slices back on baking sheet. Bake for another 20 minutes.

Serve with tea or coffee and enjoy!

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