Almond Biscotti with Orange Zest

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almond biscotti


  • 5 ¼ cups unbleached all purpose white flour
  • 6 tsp baking powder
  • 2 ¼ cups whole almonds, unblanched
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup Eleni® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 3 tsp orange zest
  • 1 egg white
Makes:  48 biscotti


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Combine the flour, baking powder, and almonds in a large mixing bowl.
In another bowl, beat together the eggs, sugar, olive oil, vanilla and almond extracts, and orange zest.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well until a soft, slightly sticky dough is formed. If dough is too sticky, add a little more flour; it shouldn’t stick to the cutting board.

Place dough onto a floured cutting board and knead into a smooth ball. Cut dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 12-in (30-cm) long log about 3 in (8 cm) in diameter. Place logs on an unoiled cookie sheet, 3 in (7.5 cm) apart.

Beat the egg white in a small bowl until fluffy, then use to brush tops of the biscotti logs. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

Place logs onto a cutting board and cut diagonally into ¾-in (2-cm) thick slices. Stand the biscotti upright on the cookie sheet and bake for another 25 minutes, or until golden
brown. Remove from oven and let cool on a rack. Store in an airtight container for up to six months or freeze for up to a year.


Excerpt taken from From the Olive Grove: Mediterranean Cooking with Olive Oil. Published by Arsenal Pulp Press (2010).


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