Almond and coffee biscotti

These nutty Italian biscuits are perfect for dunking in a cup of coffee
Try our homemade almond biscotti recipe with coffee
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Recipe by: Rachel Clark | Health Promotion Manager

Some biscotti recipes are very sweet and sugary. I've cut down the sugar in this version for a healthier treat. These crunchy biscuits are great for enjoying with a cup of coffee.

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Ingredients
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 45g caster sugar
  • 35g ground almonds
  • 15g flaked almonds
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules, dissolved in 2 teaspoons boiling water, cooled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white
Time
75 minutes
SERVES:
10
CALORIES:
111
FAT:
4g
SALT:
0.2g
SUGAR:
5g
5 A DAY:
0
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and almonds in a bowl. Add the coffee, egg and egg white and mix well to form a dough.
  3. Lightly knead the dough on a floured work surface until smooth, then shape into a log measuring about 10cm x 15cm x 2cm and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, then take out of the oven and turn the oven down to 150°C/Fan 130°C.
  5. When the log has cooled slightly, carefully cut into slices about 1cm thick using a serrated knife.
  6. Place slices on the baking tray and return to the oven to bake for approximately 30 minutes, turning halfway through, until crisp and dry.
Biscotti are a great low-calorie alternative to baking cookies. You can use other nuts in this recipe too – hazelnuts or pecans work well.