Heart-smart almond biscottiSubmitted by: LESLEY210
IntroductionThese have much healthier ingredients than regular biscotti, but still taste wonderful. These have much healthier ingredients than regular biscotti, but still taste wonderful.
Egg whites 1 cup
Sweetzfree 25 drops
Hazelnut oil 6 tbsp
Milk 1/4 cup
Almond extract 2 tsp
Vanilla extract 2 tsp
Flour, bread 3 1/2 cups
Almonds, ground 1 cup
Baking powder 2 tsp
Sugar-free chocolate chips for coating (optional).
The dough needs to be refrigerated for at least two hours before shaping and baking. If you can't find Sweetzfree, use Splenda granular1 cup, or any heat-stable sweetener.
Preheat oven to 350
Divide dough into four balls, knead and shape each into a long log, slightly flattened. Place on 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-30 minutes, or until centre is no longer sticky and surface is slightly browned. Place sheets on cooling rack until cool enough to touch, about 10-15 min.
Turn oven back on at 300. Cut each log into 1/2 inch slices on the diagonal and place back on the cookie sheets and parchment paper. Bake at 300 for 15 min, then turn each slice over and bake again for 15 min. Cool completely on racks.
(Optional) When biscotti are cool, melt sugar-free chocolate chips in small bowl or cup in microwave. Dip one end of each biscotto in chocolate and place on racks to dry.
Store in air-tight container.
Serving Size: Makes about 70 biscotti