Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Almond and marmalade biscotti

Just yesterday Eddie and I were sitting in Burford garden centre's cafe with our friend Jen, who took us there by car, and enjoying our sweet treats. Jen and Eddie picked some almond biscotti, and Jen asked just how difficult was it to make your own biscotti. So, I thought it must have been fate when for the Random recipes meet Alphabakes linky I picked a book of Delia's Cakes and Almond Biscotti were no.1 (number selected by my son).

Almond and marmalade biscotti
110g plain flour
1tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
75g golden caster sugar
25g ground almonds
50g whole blanched almonds
2tsp limoncello
1tsp orange flower water
2 heaped tsp orange marmalade (42g)
1 egg

These twice-baked biscotti are very easy to make, and I will be definitely making them again. They're absolutely moreish, warm from the oven. I bet they would taste fab with a small glass of Vin Santo for a proper Italian experience.

Mix the dry ingredients first, then beat in the egg, add the limoncello, egg, orange flower water and marmalade. Mix well, using hands, and put the dough in the fridge for half an hour. Take it out and roll on the lightly floured surface into a type of flat log about 25cm long.

Place the flat log on the greaseproof paper on the baking tray and put the tray in the oven preheated to 170C. Bake for half an hour.
Take the tray out, and while still warm, cut the log into diagonal slices about 1 cm wide.

Put the biscotti back on the tray and bake for another half an hour at 150C.

Keep in an airtight container (that is if there is anything to keep).

I have missed the deadline for Random Recipes & Alphabakes,
but there are some other linkies that I hope to catch up just in time, like Tea Time Treats which is co-hosted by Karen from Lavender and Lovage and Jane from The Hedgecombers. The theme this month is preserves.

Tea Time Treats

I had a small jar of Roasted fox orange marmalade standing on the kitchen shelf since Christmas, and nobody fancied it. It was time to use it. And then there is a never-ending bottle of limoncello, though at this rate (using just 2tsp) it will take me ages to finish it. These ingredients would tie in nicely with No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary and JibberJabberUK.


  1. Pam Francis Gregory29 April 2014 at 20:02

    Not sure there would be any left to put in the container. They look lovely.

    1. Thank you Pam! They were very easy to make.

  2. I'm sure you'll be making lots of these biscotti now so your marmalade and limoncello will soon be used up! Thanks for linking up with this month's No Waste Food Challenge.

    1. I'll probably end up adding new ingredients like cocoa or spices

  3. FABULOUS idea and entry for Tea Time Treats Galina and I have added your wonderful recipe link now! Karen :-)

    1. Many thanks, Karen! Hope not to be so late next time I take part in Tea Time Treats.

  4. Mmmm, this combination of flavours sounds delicious =)