I love having things like, home made biscotti on hand to snack on. I have always been a big fan of making my own snacks. I love to know what is in the food I'm eating. Most of the time, I'm not a fan of highly processed food at all. Don't get me wrong, I love a good salt and vinegar chip. I just prefer and enjoy, to make my own snacks.
I love to bake, rain, hail or beautiful sunshine. It makes me smile, well only when the baked goods turn out, otherwise....... :(
This is my way of making biscotti. I start with making a couple small loaves of blueberry bread, and use that to cut thin slices. I'd freeze one whole loaf, and use the other for biscuits.
This amount makes 2 quite small loaves, but I like to have small, delicate, but crisp melt in your mouth biscuits. Fantastic with a cup of coffee.
80 grams butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 nut meal, I used almonds and crushed them myself
zest from 1 lemon
1 cup fresh/ frozen blueberries
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon yoghurt
For the Lemony Blueberry Bread
preheat the oven 170C.
cream the butter and sugar together, add the eggs one at a time.
add the rest of the ingredients and mix this by hand
bake for 45 minutes, in a loaf tin.
For the Biscotti
Turn the oven up to 190C.
Slice as thin as you can, and place them on a baking tray. Bake these for 6-8 minutes to dry out to form a biscotti. The more you bake them the crunchier they become, just be careful not to burn them.