24 August 2015

almond and lemon biscotti dipped in white chocolate (from Giada de Laurentis) Biscottis con chocolate blanco





Biscotti  are a really Italian cookie.
Since it is a hard cookie biscotti is usually dipped in coffe, milk or wine before eating.
Italian eat biscotti for breakfast and as snack with coffe.

They are twice baked cookies, light on the sugar and heavy on the crunch.
If you never experienced these little slices at home then you really have to try this recipe :)

Biscotti is formed into two loaves and bakes in the oven until the outside is firm and crisp, while the inside remains soft and jusr slightly underdone.
The loaves are taken out of the oven, cooled slightly the sliced on the diagonal and sent back in for a final bake.

With a cuppa of coffe or tea are perfect!
These have almonds and lemon and dipped in white chocolate.



Adapted from Giada de Laurenttis









Ingredients

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
3 tablespoons grated lemon zest (from abut 3 lemons)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped whole almonds or almond slices
300 grams  white chocolate in pieces or chips


Method

Preheat oven to 180°c (325 F)

Line a large baking sheet with parchment  paper. 
In a large bowl whisk together the flour. cornmeal, baking powder and salt.
In another large bowl beat the sugar and eggs by hand or with an electric mixer until will be pale yellow, about 3 minutes.
Mix in the lemon zest and then the flour until just blended, The dough will be a little stcky. Stir in the almonds . Let the dough rest by for 10 minutes.
Divide the dough into 2 equal mounds and place  on the prepared baking sheet.
(If is necessary add some flour)
With moist hands space the dough evenly apart and form into 2 logs.
Bake for 30 minutes  until lightly browned.
Cool for 5 minutes. Using a serrated knife  cut the logs crosswise into 3/4  inch thick diagonal slices.
Arrangue the biscotti cut side  down on the same baking sheet. Bake until are pale golden. about 20 minutes.
Let cool completely.

Place the white chocolate  in a medium bowl.Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the pan does not touch the water. Stir until yhe chocolate is melted and smooth. Dip the end of each biscotti in the chocolate. Transfer the dipped biscotti to a wire rack, set over a baking sheet until the chocolate has hardened 
Store in an airtight container.


Print recipe here









En español

Biscottis de limon y almendras
con chocolate blanco

















Los biscottis son absolutamente de origen italiano.
Se usan especialmente para tomar un café o un té o chocolate.
Su textura es diferente porque se hornean dos veces, primero como un pan y despues se cortan y se doran un poco más.

Muy rico estos son con almendras laminadas o trozadas y limón y pasadas por chocolate blanco.











92 comments:

  1. Gloria, We love Biscotti but we've never had the almond lemon version dipped in white chocolate... They look and sound great! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  2. Thanks David!
    How are you doing dear David ?
    Take care!

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  3. I have never eaten biscotti, but I am sure that I would love it. I love crunchy cookies. These almond and lemon and dipped in white chocolate biscotti sounds really yummy!! I would love to try one!

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    1. Thanks Dawn I have about three biscottis recipes I think but we really love this.Anyway you can use dark chocolate too :)

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  4. I love your photos! Your biscotti sounds wonderful.

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  5. Thank you Gloria and Giada!! Love biscotti and these look delicious.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  6. It does look good, and I like Giada.

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    1. Thanks Sage, a good stuff for tea or coffe :)

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  8. adoro questo genere di biscotti. golosissimi ricoperti di cioccolato :)
    un bacione, buona giornata

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  9. Gloria,complimenti per questa delizia,é una vera golosità!
    Bravissima!!!
    Un caro abbraccio e felice settimana!
    Laura<3<3<3

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  10. I never smelt biscoti, but I think there is a same cookies in my country, the name is satru. Beli Jamu, Jamu atasi ejakulasi dini, Beli Jamu Online

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  11. Dear Gloria, I believe Biscotti rank up there as one of my very, very favorite teatime treat and your version with that cornmeal (that always adds such a wonderful crunchiness), the tart lemons and the sweet almonds sounds utterly delicious!
    Great pictures and a wonderful recipe, dear friend!
    Andrea

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    1. Yes ANdrea I love biscottis with a cuppa of atea or coffe and you can store by days!
      Love with dark chocolate too!
      I love cornmeal too!!
      huggs dear!

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  12. wow delicous!! congrats and thank you for the recipe :))

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  13. che meraviglia questi biscotti, il cioccolato bianco è irresistibile ! Buona settimana

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  14. You've nailed it Gloria; they look perfect!

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  15. Yum! I would love a couple of them for my afternoon tea, Gloria.

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  16. O_O deliziosi questi biscottini!!! baciiiii

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  17. Gloria, ma sono dei biscotti splendidi :) che buoni che devono essere con il cioccolato bianco....mmmmm viene voglia di prenderne uno, anzi due o tre ;)
    Bravissima!
    Un bacio

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  18. Hi Gloria, the biscotti looks so good and delicious! Love the dip in white chocolate, perfect with a hot cup of coffee!

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  19. Hi Gloria , your biscottti looks so delicious !
    Très gourmand avec ce chocolat blanc !

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  20. It's very fun to make biscotti! It's beautiful and makes lovely gifts! I love Giada....so fun to watch her show on tv.
    Your lemon white chocolate recipe sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Betsy, really are delicious!
      Love Giada recipes Betsy!!

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  21. Crunchy always works for me, if only I could eat things at my sea lol

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  22. Oh my goodness!! These look absolutely scrumptious, Gloria...and I can't wait to try!
    Many thanks for sharing...:)

    Big Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks Ygraine, send you love and hugs!!

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  23. Wow ....! tempting biscottis........ n white chocolate dip makes it heavenly.......... :)

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    1. Yes we love these with white chocolate Remya!

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  24. Mmmmmm che delizia questi biscotti, davvero golosi!!!
    Bacioni

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  25. I have never had biscotti this way- definitely sounds unique and delicious. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. are really delicious and you can save in a jar to eat with a cuppa of tea or coffe :)

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  26. délicieux biscuits ils sont à croquer
    bonne soirée

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  27. Snap! I just made some biscotti too but with chocolate, orange, almond and cranberry. Love that youve dipped yours in white chocolate!

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  28. These look amazing Gloria ... as my husband is a Type 2 diabetic I may also try them out using almond flour instead of all purpose ... similar to this recipe http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/a-book-plus-chai-spice-biscotti-low.html

    Biscotti are great with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Many thanks

    All the best Jan

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  29. Good day Gloria, Its been a long time since I made some biscotti. Yours look really tempting. Wish I can have some for my breakfast now. uYmmm...
    Blessings, Kristy

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    1. Nice to see you again Kristy!
      How are you doing?
      Thanks by coming dear:)

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  30. What marvelous biscotti! I love the flavors and wish my cookie jar was full of them :)

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    1. Aww thanks Lizzy, what lovely friend you are.

      Really I love this recipe with white chocolate!
      xo

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  31. Almond, lemon, and white chocolate all in the same place sounds perfect. Love those flavors!

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  32. Meravigliosi i tuoi dolcini cara,complimenti!!! :-))
    Ciao un bacione grande <3

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  33. these look wonderful one of my favorite cookies

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    1. Thanks Rebecca!
      I love biscotti too !

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  34. I find biscotti a bit too dry for me, but this looks like a delicious recipe, Gloria!

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  35. There has been much talk about biscotti here for the last few weeks after they were featured on the Great British Bake Off on TV, yours sound great! xx

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    1. Aww true I heard about it . The funny was I made the last week :)
      Is a nice recipe AMy, hugssss!

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  36. Angie tells me I can't have any cookies. I have to lose weight. :(((

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  37. Sembrano buonissimi Gloria, mi piace molto l'accostamento di mandorle e limone. Sono perfetti insieme. Un abbraccio forte cara!

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  38. Hi Gloria, I love the crisp sweetness of these cookies, especially with afternoon tea.

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    1. Thanlks dear I love with a cuppa of tea too !

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  39. Oh Gloria, they look amazing!

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  40. Dear Gloria, Biscotti are my favorite!! I would love these with a good cup of coffee. Hope all is well. xoxo Catherine

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  41. mamma mia che buoni che devono essere!!
    Ti copio la ricetta!!!

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  42. You've reminded me that it's been way too long since I've made biscotti! I love the lemon mixed into these and the lovely white chocolate looks so delicious, my dear! xo

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  43. Biscotti can be made so healthy--I love that you've used some cornmeal!

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  44. biscotti is sometimes a disappointment to me, but never if it's dipped in chocolate! nice work!

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