Sunday, May 08, 2005

Lemon Almond Biscotti

Lemon Almond Biscotti (Adapted from Baking From My Home To Yours)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
grated zest of 2 lemons
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
3/4 cup sliced almonds

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt together.

In a large mixing bowl, add the sugar and lemon zest - using your fingers, rub the zest into the sugar until completely combined. Add the butter and beat until smooth, about 3 minutes on medium. Mix in the eggs and beat until well combined. Mix in the almond extract. Add the dry ingredients and mix just until combined - the dough will be quite soft and very sticky. Stir in the almonds.

Scoop half of the dough onto one side of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Using a spatula or lightly wet fingers, work the dough into a log about 12" long and 1 1/2" wide. Repeat with the remaining dough on the other side of the baking sheet.

Bake until the logs are a light golden and firm, but springy in the center - about 15-20 minutes. Remove and place the baking sheet on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes.

Place the baked logs onto a large cutting board and cut the logs into 1/2" to 3/4" slices. Place the slices back on the baking sheet, standing up, and place back into the oven. Continue baking until the biscotti are golden and firm, about 15 more minutes. Remove and place the biscotti on a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes about 30 biscotti.

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  1. Baked this biscotti and guests and family enjoyed their beautiful flavours.

  2. Anon - Great! Thank you for the feedback.