Easy Almond Biscotti {For Dunking in Coffee}

Biscotti, meaning 'twice baked' in Italian, are hard, sweet (and often) nutty biscuits perfect for dunking in coffee. Biscotti are surprisingly very easy to make but they do look pretty impressive. They’re good one to make with kids (minus the whole nuts) as they don't take too long.

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Easy Almond Biscotti

  • Makes: 20 - 24 biscuits

  • Time:  15 mins+ 40 mins baking

  • Cost:  7p per serving*

  • Calories:  79 per serving*

*Based on 22 servings from the ingredients below



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C / gas 4 / fan 160 C.

  2. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

  3. Whisk the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the flours, lemon zest and almonds. Fold into the egg mix to make a soft dough. If it's a little sticky then add more flour.

  4. Tip the biscotti dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a rough rectangle shape approximately 25cm x 10cm in size, and 3cm thick. Pop onto the baking sheet and bake for 30 mins until lightly browned on top.

  5. Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature of the oven to 160 C / gas 3.

  6. Slide the part-baked biscotti onto a chopping board and cut into 20 - 24 slices approximately 1cm thick. Return to the baking sheet, cut-sides up and bake for around 10 mins until crisp. Cool on a wire rack, dunk in coffee and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from the BBC Good Food

Photo by Jonathan Pielmayer on Unsplash