Miele Biscotti (Honey Biscotti)
|Title:||Miele Biscotti (Honey Biscotti)|
Source: Gourmet Connection magazine
3 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup shortening
3 eggs (reserve 1 egg white)
1/2 cup honey
Sift flour, measure, and resift with baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon. Add nuts. Cut shortening in with fingers until well blended. Warm honey slightly.
Make a well in flour, put eggs and warm honey into it and knead into a smooth ball. Dough should be firm and manageable; if it is too soft and sticky, add more flour.
Roll dough into oblong loaf 5 inches wide and 1/2-inch thick. Place on a greased cookie sheet, brush top with reserved egg white, and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) until golden brown, about 30 minutes.
Cool slightly. Cut into 1-inch slices. Store in airtight container. They will keep fresh for weeks.