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A Small Piece of Wonderful: Recipe for Orange Amaretto Biscotti

Cup of tea and biscotti

 

Orange Amaretto Biscotti

The aroma in my house is heavenly. As the weather turns colder, nothing warms you up like a cup of hot chocolate, tea or coffee, with a freshly baked biscotti. Traveling throughout Italy and neighbouring countries, my love for biscotti has grown over the years. It’s a baked delight that is hard to perfect, but once perfected, is a treat that you will love always. I’m happy to share a recipe from a dear friend of mine, Jodie. She is an amazing baker and we will continue to visit Jodie’s kitchen from time to time for some yummy treats. Perfect combo for me, I get to taste all her tasty treats and take pictures. This one is a keeper! I hope you will treasure it and share with your family for years to come.

Orange Amaretto BiscottiOrange Amaretto Biscotti

What you will need…
3 cups flour, plus a little more for dusting
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix together, set aside

Next, you will need:
1 cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons butter (room temperature)
3 eggs
1 cup chopped or sliced almonds, (I prefer toasted slightly to wake up the flavours)
Zest of 2 oranges
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons Amaretto liqueur

Ingredients for Orange Amaretto BiscottiMixing Steps:

  • Prepare orange rind, orange juice and amaretto in a glass and set aside
  • Cream sugar and butter with an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs, beat until fluffy
  • Add the almonds, juice, zest and liqueur until blended
  • Slowly add in the flour mixture until blended

Baking Preparation Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper (lightly dusted with flour)
  • Pour dough onto cookie sheet and form into 12×5 rectangle
  • Place in freezer for 30 min
  • Remove from freezer and transfer onto new sheet
  • Divide dough into 2 equal rectangles  leaving 2 inches of space between them
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden
  • Cool before cutting
  • Using a serrated knife, slice the loaf at a slight angle
  • Reduce heat to 325
  • Put the cut biscotti back on the baking sheet, on its side
  • Bake for an additional 25-30 min. Turning half way through to ensure they are baked on both sides
  • Let cool and enjoy

Orange Amaretto BiscottiDrizzle white or dark chocolate on the biscotti for taste and presentation. I hope you find this sweet treat as delightful as I have. Stay tuned for another wonderful recipe next month!

Carol Ketelson is the owner and operator of Delectable Destinations LLC. Dedicated to planning, co-ordinating and curating customized group tours to hand-picked destinations. As an experienced travel planner, Carol’s customized itineraries, specialized tours and off-the-beaten-path experiences create memorable journeys for her small groups of singles, couples, divorced, widowed and solo travelers seeking exceptional trips into the culture and cuisine of destinations around the world. Spring and Fall bookings invite travelers to taste delectable local cuisine, culturally rich traditions and mesmerizing sights. For over 10 years, Carol’s tours have captured the true essence of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Spain, Ireland and India.

 

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