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Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

This is from the July 6th 2009 episode of Delicious TV Totally Vegetarian with Toni Fiore.  She had Cathi Dicocco as a guest to show us how to make biscotti.  Unfortunately, they didn’t mention all the ingredient amounts.  However, I found a recipe on the internet that was very similar, and so was able to fill in the blanks.  I put those guesses in blue.

I’ve never been a big biscotti eater, so I don’t know if this tastes like non-vegan biscotti, but it was good!

Whisk in a large bowl:

Add and whip:

  • 1/4 c canola oil
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 t almond extract
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract

Put in a sifter and sift into wet stuff:

  • 1-2/3 c all purpose flour or pastry flour
  • 4 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 t corn starch (I really have no idea how much it should be)

Use a wooden spoon to mix and add in nuts and/or dried cranberries, etc.  I used 1/3 c chopped salted almonds, and could have doubled that.

Don’t overmix it.  Put it on a lightly oiled cookie sheet (they used parchment paper) and press it into a bar 2-3″ wide and 12″ long.  Smooth out the ragged edges so they don’t burn.

Bake 25 min at 350.  (This burned a little on the bottom ends for me.  Try 325.)

Cool 30 min.  Slice 1/2″ wide.  The end slices are for the chef.  Put slices sideways onto cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15 min.  Watch this – my second batch burned, some on top and some on the bottom.  Try 350 and keep an eye on them.

Makes 14.  Store in an airtight container.  Can freeze the dough.

Cathi suggested the variation of Rosemary and walnuts.  She also said you can vary the extracts.

4 Responses to “Biscotti”

  1. tom m. said

    Thanks so much. Watched this show in October of 2011 on KQED. Couldn’t find this recipe anywhere. Toni Fiore has done a few show recently (repeats) using the Bloodroot Vol.1 and 2 cookbooks.

  2. nina said

    cathi,
    thank you so much for the recipe flex seed biscotti. it is so hard to find a good recipe for my grand-daughter, she has egg and milk allergies. she drinks soy and rice milk. this is a perfect recipe for her and the rest of the family. do you have a cook book, also do you have a cake recipe thank you so much nina

    • tinako said

      Glad it worked for you.

      I’m not Cathi DiCocco, just a cookbook-less blogger. However, I have some very good cake recipes on my “Desserts” page. I’ve been making them for many years and people love them. The link is at the top on my menu bar.

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