This twice baked Italian specialty has become very popular here. Unlike other sweet cookies we are used to, biscotti are crisp and crunchy and taste really great when dunking it in coffee or sweet wine. These traditional biscotti do not contain any butter or oil. It uses eggs to bind all the ingredients together. You can add any types of nuts, dry fruits and flavor that you like to it.
2 cups of flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract or ½ tsp almond extract
1 cup whole almonds - toasted
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combined flour, salt and baking soda together. In your mixer whisk eggs and sugar until well combined. Add in flavoring.
3. Gradually add in the flour into the egg mixture until dough is form. Add in almonds. With floured hands divide dough into half. On a lightly floured surface roll each half of dough into a log.
4. Transfer the logs to the prepared baking sheet, spacing the logs about 3 inches apart, and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch and lightly brown.
5. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes. Transfer logs to a cutting board and using a serrated knife slice log into 1/2 inch thick. Arrange evenly on baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, turn slices over, and bake another 10 minutes or until lightly brown and crispy. Remove from oven and let cool and store in an airtight container.
Note: I added some dry cranberries to the second log.