Monday, May 16, 2011

Coffee flavored Wheat & Almond Biscotti | Cookie Recipes

It was one fine afternoon last week, I was munching some almonds and reading when it stuck that I had never really baked anything with almonds. Oh how wonderful it would be to get some baked goodies with almonds fresh from the oven. I tried googling for some butterless recipes since I ran out of butter and came across these wonderful and flavorful Coffee and roasted almond biscotti at Deeba's Passionate about Baking.
Biscotti is an Italian word, which has its roots from Latin biscoctus, meaning 'twice baked/cooked'. These are biscuits/cakes which are baked twice to ensure longer shelf life. These are quick and easy to make goodies which are perfect for anytime munching or for travel.


Ingredients:
Original recipe from here
Wheat flour - 1 cup
AP flour - 3/4 cup
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Oil - 1/4 cup (60 ml)
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Eggs - 2 (room temperature)
Instant coffee powder - 2 tbsp
Almond essence - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Almonds - slightly less than 1 cup


Method:
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spread the almonds on a non-stick pan and roast in the oven for 10 mins. Roasting the almonds or any nuts for that matter, intensifies its flavor. When done, cool and chop into coarse pieces or pulse for 2 secs in a food processor. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Reduce the temperature of the oven to 300 F.
Whisk/sieve together the flours, salt and baking powder. In a big mixing bowl, mix the oil and sugar. Add eggs, coffee powder and essences. Beat with a hand mixer or whisk until well combined. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, mixing with a whisk everytime until blended. Finally fold in the almonds. Divide the dough into two parts and shape each part into a a log of 12" x 3". My log was rather flat. Have a bowl of water to wet your fingers to shape the log, since the dough will be sticky. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 mins and cool for 10 mins. Carefully transfer the log to a cutting board and cut into 1" pieces. A serrated knife works great for cutting. Repeat for the other log. Return the pieces to the cookie sheet with cut side down.
Reduce the temperature of the oven further to 275 F. Bake the cut biscottis for 8 mins, turn over and bake for another 8 mins. Cool in a wire rack and store in air tight containers.


 
Note: I have added more wheat flour than all-purpose flour, although you may use purely wheat flour or all purpose flour. It is just mildly sweetened and perfect to compliment the coffee flavor, you may add more sugar if you like it more sweet.
I am sending this to Tried & Tasted event which features Deeba's Passionate about baking guest hosted by Jayasri Ravi of Samayalarai Cooking is divine, original event by Zlamuska and Lakshmi.
I am also sending this to Drive me Nuts event by Anamika of Taste Junction and to Bookmarked recipes - Every Tuesday event by Aipi and Priya.


Also linking it up to Flavours of Cuisines - Italian event by Julie.









51 comments:

  1. Very tempting and fabulous biscottis.

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  2. Wow!! looks so crispy and healthy..Perfect breakfast item..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  3. yum flavours in this biscotti..I have never baked these at home...yours looks nicely done and addition of wheat flour is also a lovely idea.

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  4. wow...Looks so crispy and tempting...Love the clicks...

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  5. Scrumptious!! I'm an amateur in baking and it feels great to find such easy and effective recipes..thanks! :)
    Anjali
    Spice n Sugar Tales
    http://anjali-cooklog.blogspot.com

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  6. Crispy and delicious biscotti :) the rustic brown is tempting :)

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  7. these looks simply perfect, Krithi - Am planning to have tea in a few - care to join me with these :)

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  8. Perfect and superb looking biscotti....

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  9. looks yummy...wonderful clicks...:)

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  10. wow yum yumm looks absolutely delicious....
    nice pictures too ...

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  11. Yum yum biscotti with nice clicks :)

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  12. yummy biscuits.......feels like grabbing one....

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  13. yummy biscotti and wonderful clicks..

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  14. nice clicks,.. am sure the biscotti tastes amazing!
    Richa @ Hobby And More Blog,
    Hobby And More on Facebook

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  15. Crispy and yummy..absolutely love them

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  16. Wow.. looks so tempting and perfect.. amazing presentation dear..

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  17. they look perfect, gr8 for dunking in hot coffee!

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  18. krithi- perfect looking biscotti- i am loving this yummy treats !

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  19. Just need some hot chocolate n few of those biscottis and I can skip my dinner today :))
    Thanks a lot for linking to bookmarked event :)
    US Masala

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  20. Interesting recipe..looks amazing.. thanks for the recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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  21. Perfect Krithi, believe it or not, it looks exactly the kind which u get from starbucks..Superrrr

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  22. Hey,

    The Biscotti looks so tempting. Even I had seen this at Deeba's but never noticed its butterless. Thanks for the mention. Going into by bookmarked list.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  23. Nice recipe! It looks very delicious and perfect!

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  24. gorgeous clicks! the biscottis are perfect with some cuupa hot chocolate :P

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  25. I typed d comment once and not sure whether it got published or not..so typing again..lovely biscotti...perfectly baked..:)

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  26. Lovely biscotti .. got to try it out sometime .. pictures look fabulous.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  27. loving your shots! they are getting better everyday... great job with those biscotti . I have been thinking for a while now to make it and yet not able to .. may be your post will finally motivate me
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  28. Biscottis looks very attractive,addictive and marvellous,lovely flavours together..

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  29. perfectly baked and nicely captured biscotti. looks great

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  30. Dear those crunchy and flavorful biscottis look so very tempting... Would love to have them with a hot cup of coffee...

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  31. Crunchy and delicious biscotis are make me drool from over here. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  32. Biscotti looks amazing and delicious.i love biscottis.. will try this one out and let you know.Happy to follow you:)
    Shubha (http://kuchmeredilnekaha.blogspot.com/)

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  33. thnQ krithi for stopping by and leaving ur valuable comment....
    Do visit my other blog http://h4wifes.blogspot.com/
    when u find time

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  34. mouthwatering biscotti. The photos are very tempting.

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  35. my home is bicotti lovers place...lol coffee flavored souds very good!

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  36. Very yummy your coffee biscotti!!! Mouthwatering!
    Tantekiki.blogspot.com

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  37. perfect and very mouthwatering biscotti !! amazing pics !!

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  38. yummy flavourful biscottis for tea time

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  39. Looks delicious Kriti..Lovely click dear...

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  40. This is what I was looking for...and i am a coffee lover....nice clicks too.

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  41. Ohh Krithi, the clicks are gorgeous and that brown color is so attractive! I too have some biscotti recipes I've shied away from trying...you post is a sweet reminder :)

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  42. droolworthy dish of yours..cant wait to try this tempting dish..

    Tasty Appetite
    Event: Letz Relishh Ice Creams

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  43. Looks amazing... first time here and I love it.
    I came into the world of blogging recently. Kindly take a look at my space when you get a chance.
    http://recipecongeries.blogspot.com

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  44. sooo delicious and tempting...:)
    http://mugdha-cookingfundas.blogspot.com/

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  45. Nice biscotti's! Perfect for teatime! :P

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  46. coffee biscotti would very happy with a cup of warm tea!

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  47. Thanks for visiting & leaving your nice comments. Biscotti looks wonderful. I just wish I could have a piece now :)

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  48. Hi kriti, first time here, you have a lovely blog, thanks for sending the lovely biscottis to T & T event, most appreciated

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