Baked goods: Mocha-almond biscotti


Another experiment in the biscotti realm. Always an adventure since someone inevitably bites into it without realizing you should really dip it into some… liquid first. Biscotti are much too hard for just… chewing on. Oh well. It's out of my hands.

I have my doubts about what this actually ended up tasting like. Maybe not so great since they were the last of the cookies to go. This was kind of an exercise in "I am moving and have a bunch of stuff I don't want to take" — hence using up packages of almonds and mocha mix. Not the most stunning results apparently, but you can't win them all.

Mocha-almond biscotti
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 packets of instant mocha mix (I used Nescafe; I think about 18grams per packet)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup almonds, slightly crushed

3/4 cup extra fine sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 160C.

Beat sugar and eggs together. Sift in flour, baking powder, mocha packets, almonds and vanilla.
Combine into a sticky dough.

Separate into two rolls.

Place onto parchment-lined baking sheet, and flatten each slightly. Bake for about 25 minutes.
Remove from oven to cool for 10 minutes while reducing oven temperature to 135C.
When cool, slice the loaves into 1/2-inch-wide strips with a serrated knife. Place onto lined baking tray and bake 15 minutes on each side (turn the strips over after 15 mins). Remove from oven and cool.

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