Saturday, November 27, 2010

Date and Almond Biscotti

For a lower fat tea time treat, try biscotti instead of cake or regular sweet biscuits. They are surprisingly simple to make and also make a wonderful food gift during the festive season.

Date and Almond Biscotti
1 cup plain flour
1 cup SR flour
120g blanched almonds
150g pitted dates
1/2 cup castor sugar
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, almonds and dates
  2. Make a well in the centre and add eggs and vanilla
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon to form a sticky dough
  4. Use floured hands to roll the dough out into a long snake. You may find it easier to divide the dough into two parts when doing this.
  5. Place on a lined baking tray and bake at 160 degrees for about 30min or until surface just starts to brown slightly.
  6. Cool on trays then slice diagonally into 1cm thick slices.
  7. Lie slices flat on lined baking tray and bake again at 160 degrees for about 25 min, turning over at halfway.

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