Sunday was Father's Day here in Sweden. Martin and I don't really celebrate Mother's or Father's Day much but it was a good excuse for Wille and I to bake Martin's favourite treat, almond biscotti. Martin is completely nuts (haha) about almonds and I had to hurry to take the bottom photo this morning because I was afraid the jar might by empty by the time I got home.
The ingredients are simple:
170 grams / 1cup of almonds lightly chopped
100 grams /3,5 oz of butter
1 dl / 2,8 oz of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 1/2 dl / 1 1/2 cups of wheat flour
I make two batches at once so I doubled the quantity...
First mix sugar and butter. Then add the eggs one by one.
Add flour and baking powder.
Add the almonds. The original recipe from the baking book "Sju Sorters Kakor" only calls for half the amount of almonds but we want loads.
Spread the batter on a baking sheet into one ( if you're making a single batch) or two loaves (for double the batch ). Pop them into the middle of the oven, preheated to 200 degrees Celsius or 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes.
Let cool slightly and cut 2 cm / 3/4" pieces and spread them out on the cookie sheet. Turn the oven heat off but pop the biscotti back in there with a wooden spoon wedged in so the door stays ajar. Leave in there until oven has cooled and the biscotti are dry.
Store in an airtight jar. Yum!