Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Biscotti Recipe

Here's my favorite biscotti recipe reworked a bit to accommodate my goofiness about not eating refined sugar, only using wheat flour and loving butter.

1 3/4 c. wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter
2/3 c. honey
1 tsp. almond extract
2 eggs
1/2 c. chopped almonds
1/2 c. craisins

Preheat oven to 300*F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Measure and mix the baking powder, flour and salt. Set aside. Vigorously beat the honey and butter until well combined. Add the almond extract and mix well until completely combined. Add eggs and mix vigorously until as smooth as possible. Add wet mixture to flour and fold in gently until combined. Add chopped almonds and craisins and mix until evenly distributed.

Place dough on parchment lined tray in two equal portions. Dough is very sticky so lightly floured hands will make for easier shaping. Shape each log into rough rectangles measuring approx. 4" wide by 9" long and 1" thick.

Bake at 300*F for 30-35 minutes, or until edges start to lightly brown. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice each shape into pieces about 1" thick and turn each on its side. Return to oven for 15-20 minutes more being sure not to over-brown. Cool on a wire rack then store in an airtight container.

One major noticeable difference of using honey in place of sugar is the crunch: these end up being more like a crumbly shortbread cookie than a traditional hard, crunchy biscotti. They're not likely to withstand hearty dipping in coffee, but they're also very hard to resist and not likely to be around for very long. Does a whole platefull count as a proper meal?

Be sure to visit Mary over at Little Red House for more mosaics!


  1. Hi, a very yummy mosaic! Thanks for the recipe to! I hope that you have a wonderful new week.

  2. Oh, yum! Nothing like dipping biscotti into my coffee. :)

  3. YUM-MY...I love the re-work here, Amanda! Your recipe sounds better than my original! ;o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

  4. mmm mmmm sound and look yummy! Thanks so much for the recipe. Going to add it to my holiday reiped collection.
    Have a great week

  5. Yummmmmmm! Lovely Mosaic and thanks for the recipe.

  6. Those look so good! I could go for some right now and dunk them in my coffee :)

  7. Your biscotti recipe looks great....I'm going to need to try it.
    A very neat idea for a mosaic.
    Thanks for the visit and comment.

  8. Good thing that I came by afte eating my lunch!!Oh how yummy is this post!! Love biscotti w/ a cuppa something!

  9. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.
    I've never even come close to making biscotti but you've inspired me to try. thanks for the recipe.

  10. Hi Amanda,

    That recipe sounds great!

    Thanks for coming over for a visit. ♥

    Have a wonderful day...

    Stephanie ♥

  11. OMGosh.... this sounds great! I am all about eating healthy as well and I am for sure going to give this a try. Thanks for posting!


  12. Thanks for stopping by. What a yummy mosaic. Have a great Monday!

  13. Oh does this sound great! And I love your photos as well...this is amazing!
    Have a sweet week!

  14. What a delicious looking biscotti and a wonderful mosaic to display it! Thanks for the recipe. I love to dip a biscotti in my espresso. ♥ Pat

  15. I was ogling the ingredients so much I completely missed the fact that this was the mosaic and I scrolled down to see where it was. Doh.
    I guess I am hungry for breakfast.
    I really like seeing food in a mosaic. It makes the recipe seem quick and easy rather than scrolling down for ingredient after ingredient.

  16. Sounds and looks good. Thanks for sharing the recipe.