The almond flavor is the best part. I used sliced almonds and did not toast them, cut a little of the sugar out and added a bit of applesauce so that they aren't quite as dry, and added cranberries. I think it's also better to turn the oven down on the final baking. They make a great teacher appreciation gift!!!
Tuscan Almond Biscotti
Amyz4cooking Posted: 12/15/10
acureese Posted: 11/11/11
These were amazing/a great hit...BUT with a few necessary modifications. I found that I absolutely had to add some sort of liquid because this was much too crumbly to knead once all the ingredients were mixed. After researching other recipes, I added 1 tbsp of vegetable oil and 2 tbsp almond milk (I didn't have regular or soy milk handy). Once I did this, it was much easier to work with. I may try just milk next time to see if I can cut out the oil, or maybe play around with agave or honey as the sweetener. After reading the previous review, I also opted for sliced non-toasted almonds and only used 3/4 c almonds and added in 1/4 c cranberries. I also decreased the sugar to .75 c and used 1.75 c gluten free flour with .5 c whole wheat flour. These were a hit and I'll definitely save this recipe with the mentioned modifications for my next get-together!
CherylT Posted: 01/15/12
This is my favorite biscotti recipe. I reduced the sugar to 3/4 cup and didn't even taste a difference from the regular recipe. The dough is dry but I've never added anything and it always works out. Just make sure your eggs are large or ex large because you'll need the moisture. I use whole almonds and just coarsely chop them with a knife. I've given these as gifts also and they look really nice especially with the large almond pieces.
Rubin4 Posted: 01/30/13
Love, love , love this recipe. I use XL eggs and never have problem with moisture as other reviews have stated. This is a family favorite and great as gifts. Must try
saracat Posted: 02/26/13
This recipe is great. I didn't roast the almonds and I added some chocolate chips. I used large eggs and didn't have an issue. It looks VERY crumbly, but if you dump it out and start kneading it, it will come together. Loved the flavor; I would definitely make again.