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Miele Biscotti (Honey Biscotti)



  • 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


  1. Sift flour, measure, and resift with baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon. Add nuts. Cut shortening in with fingers until well blended. Warm honey slightly.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Cool slightly. Cut into 1-inch slices.
  5. Store in airtight container. They will keep fresh for weeks.

Source: Gourmet Connection magazine

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