I have decided to use amaretti with my bake to make them a naughty but good!
I got the basic recipe from Great British Bake Off Everyday but have changed it from chocolate biscotti to my own amaretti biscotti.
This is what I did....
50g whole blanched almonds
50g whole blanched hazelnuts
100g unsalted butter, melted
200g golden caster sugar
2 tbsp Amaretti liqueur
375g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
100g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
1 tbsp Amaretti liqueur
1 - Pre heat the oven to 180C
2 - Place the nuts on a baking tray and roast for 6 -8 minutes
3 - Remove from the oven and leave on one side
4 - Whisk the eggs until frothy
5 - Add the melted butter, sugar and amaretti to the eggs and whisk on a high speed for about 10 minutes or until thick
6 - Sift in the flour and baking powder and the nuts gently mix in using a wooden spoon
7 - Once you have a heavy dough like consistency flour your hands and halve the mixture
8 - On a lined baking tray create 2 logs leaving enough space for the mixture to rise
9 - Place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 25 minutes
10 - Once the top is golden and the logs are firm to the touch remove from the oven and leave to completely cool
11 - Pre heat the oven to 180C
12 - Once the biscuit logs are completely cool, using a bread knife, cut diagonally into slices that are about 2cms thick
14 - After 10 minutes remove from the oven and leave the slices on the baking tray for 5 minutes allowing the biscotti to firm up
15 - Remove for the baking tray and allow to cool on a cooling rack
16 - For the chocolate coating melt the chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water, once melted remove from the heat
17 - Quickly stir in the amaretti liqueur, it will thicken the chocolate, if it is too thick add 1 tablespoon of milk
18 - Either dip the biscotti or spoon over one end and place on a sheet of baking paper to set
Tesco Real Food Baking page.