When we had our Sunday with prosciutto morning at Jojo's.. she served us a Nonni's Almond Toffee Biscotti with her wonderful coffee and said she was sorry that Costco didn't carry them after the holidays..
I wanted to try and make some..The above is my first try..not for Biscottis but for this recipe she loves..
I think they will do just fine...until she can buy more:)
They are really good! How could they not? Toffee..almonds..chocolate:)
Dipped in Coffee..as an afternoon or breakfast treat..Bon!!
I found the recipe here..
There are more..but so far..I like this one enough to stick to it..
Almond Toffee Biscotti~
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons Amaretto, or 1 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup toffee bits
Step 1: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Step 2: Line cookie sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Step 3: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, almonds, and toffee bits; set aside.
Step 4: In a large bowl, beat together eggs, Amaretto, and vanilla extract with an electric mixer.
Step 5: Mix in dry ingredients with eggs, mix until combined. Dough will be sticky, but do not add more flour.
Step 6: Flour surface of parchment paper lined cookie sheet, roll dough out on surface into a log about 3 inches in diameter.
Step 7: Bake about 50 minutes, or until firm and dry.
Step 8: Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
Step 9: Use a serrated knife and cut into 1/2-inch slices.
Step 10: Lay slices cut side down on cookie sheet and return to even for 20 minutes.
Step 11: Remove from oven and turn slices over and bake another 20 minutes.
Step 12: After removing from oven, cookies will dry as they cool.
My notes..I substituted 1/4 cup of the 1 cup of granulated sugar w/ brown..
Next time..I would roll into 2 logs..and make them a bit smaller.
But..the recipe is near perfect:)
This is a brief little blog this weekend..I have been busy..
But I have to share something so cute..
Noah is our youngest grandson..9 months old.. he started standing up on his own this week..
Since his mommy was carrying him.. she played piano for him .. every day.. then when he was born.. she played for him also:)
Yesterday he got up by the piano..and stretched and stretched on his 2 inch feet..on tippy toes.. and look..:)He played with both hands:) To me this is just too cute for 9 months old:)
The Little Piano Man~
Have I mentioned I just love my grandsons to bits?
All 3 like to hear the sound of their fingers on the piano..but Noah.. is the first to go to it..stand at it..and play :)Well... play..I use the term lightly:)