Biscotti Mountain for Mum.

My mum loves biscotti.

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My Italian friends’ dad makes the best biscotti I have ever tasted. Subsequently, this was an obvious choice for a mother’s day baked good.

These biscotti have a stunning honey perfume and are completely moorish.  They are slightly chewy which might sound un-biscotti-like but believe me they’ve got all the biscotti-ness you need, with an added dimension of awesome.

And for those of you that don’t bake but enjoy taste testing, make a trip to Euroespresso in Annandale and have one of Marcello’s beautiful biscotti with a perfect cup of coffee made from beans freshly roasted on site.

Italian Honey Biscotti
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Ingredients
  1. 500g "00" Plain Flour
  2. 500g Honey
  3. 1/2 heaped tsp cinnamon
  4. 1/4 heaped tsp ground cloves
  5. 1 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp Italian Baking powder (or regular baking powder if you don't get to an Italian deli)
  7. tiny pinch of salt
  8. 160g Almonds
Instructions
  1. Mix Dry ingredients together thoroughly
  2. Make a well in the flour mixture and gradually mix in the honey till you have a well combined dough
  3. Divide dough into 3-4 sausages
  4. Place on a lined baking try and flatten slightly
  5. Bake at 160°C-170°C for 20 minutes until cooked through and nicely golden
  6. Slice when hot with a sharp knife
  7. Once cooled store cookies in an airtight container
Notes
  1. Italian Baking powder is available at select Italian Grocers. Look for a little packet that says "lievito pane degli angeli"
Adapted from Marcello Nadile
Adapted from Marcello Nadile
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BlighStBistroBiscotti3If you do go in search of Italian baking powder I suggest following in my footsteps and going to Paesanella Food Emporium in Marrickville . There is a wonderful deli on the third floor which sells fresh ricotta (still warm) in sizeable amounts. This is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Let me know if you give these a go.

xxBlighStBistro

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