Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cinnamon Almond Biscotti

 On Valentine's Day I received this beautiful book, Afternoon Tea Parties, from my BookCrossing birthday buddy.  I'd had it on my wish list for awhile so I was thrilled to receive it!

Today I made a batch of the Almond Biscotti that's featured in the book.  I've made biscotti a few times in the past and every time it has been really easy and has turned out well.  This recipe was no exception!
Next time, however, I think I'll add some cinnamon.  Although that probably wouldn't go well with my favorite Twinnings Peppermint, it would be a good addition to this delicious recipe.  I'll write out my version for you here in a minute.

Jamie bought me this beautiful cup and saucer for Christmas the year we were in Mount Vernon, Washington.  I just love it and it's a special keepsake from our favorite part of the world (so far)!  This was the year that I told him just to walk into an antique shop and buy me whatever caught his eye.  He did SO good that year---ha!  In addition to this pretty set, he also bought me a gorgeous antique plate with ribbon slats for hanging, a set of Lefton candlesticks from the 1950s and a piece of paper money from 1776.  Very awesome.  My mom gave me the spoon a few years ago for my birthday---isn't it pretty?  I love stuff like this---can't get enough!

Anyway, here are the markings from the set.  I've not had time to look it up yet but anything bearing the letters, E.N.G.L.A.N.D., in that order, has my heart!

Here's the recipe I'm planning on using next time I make almond biscotti.  Hope you have a blessed day!

Cinnamon Almond Biscotti

2/3 c. flour

2/3 c. self-rising flour
1/2 c. cornmeal
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2/3 c. slivered almonds

Heat oven to 325.  Stir flours, cornmeal, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla.  Make a well in the dry ingredients, pour in egg mixture and almonds, and stir together.  Knead a few times to form a sticky dough (add some water if needed).  Shape the dough into a flat log (about 9x4x1) and place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 25-30 min until golden.  Remove from the oven and cool on counter for just a few minutes.  Move to a cutting board and slice the log into pieces about 1/2 inch thick.  Arrange them on a baking sheet and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden and desired crispness. (I like mine a bit chewy).  Cool and enjoy!

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  1. What a great recipe you have given us! Lots of good information as well. Ladyfingers were at King Soopers near where the strawberries were displayed. You can google them and make your own from recipes o line - such as Julia Child's recipe.Thanks for linking to Friends Sharing Tea.

  2. I love Biscotti - and perhaps will try your recipe next!! Happy Tea Day!

    Jan ♥

  3. Your new book looks like it would be very interesting! Love your teacup, so pretty. Your dessert looks yummy, thanks for sharing the recipe! Happy tea day to you!

  4. Hello Sarah,
    Your book is wonderful and I would love to take a peek through it. Your hubby did well to choose that pretty teacup for you and the spoon from your mother is lovely. Thank you for joining me for tea, my friend. Have a happy week.

    Blessings and joy,

  5. Hello Sarah,
    Your cup is very pretty! It has my favorite handle and shape. Your husband did well. One book I looked in had a back stamp almost exactly the same as the one you show (missing the Reg.), and put the date between 1939-1949.
    I have never tried making biscotti, but have always wanted to give it a go. Thank you for sharing about it. Yours looks very good.

  6. What a sweet husband you have, he knows what you like and I love that you show appreciation for him.

    The teacup is lovely, and tea and biscotti are made for each other. Do your children help you bake?

  7. Hello there!! I am linked up right after you!! Your Biscotti looks so delish!! I am sure you linked this up over at WholeHearted Home too!! See you there :-)

  8. I bet these are yummy! I made biscotti for the first time over the holidays & need to make some more I'll have to try your recipe as I love cinnamon! Dropping in from @ DearCreatives.com

  9. what a pretty, dainty cup and saucer! Love how you displayed the biscotti in a vase!

  10. All you good cooks are killing me with all your great food. I would enjoy having a visit and enjoy one of your treats.

  11. Thanks for the recipe. I love biscotti, especially with almonds! Your china is lovely.

  12. That does look like a nice book, and thank you for sharing the recipe!

    I'm visiting today from the Thursday's Favorite Things blog hop. :)

  13. Well YUM! That looks like a delightful book and with the end results being such delicious items, it's the gift that keeps on giving! And all your sweet gifts are so sweet. It is always so fun to think back of the loved one who gifts us with certain items. Lovely post! Thank you so much for sharing your pretties with us for my party!

  14. I love the site. The photo of your family is beautiful. Just dropping in from How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday! Be blessed!

  15. 'what a nice surprise for your birthday. Love your tea pot.

  16. Hello Sarah,

    I love tea and Biscotti.
    Being Italian, it is my
    favorite cookie!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Happy Pink Saturday from
    your new follower.

    Bear Hugs,

  17. I love the way you arranged the photo with the biscotti, tea and book. Very nice!

    I'm stopping by to say 'hi' from Katherine's Favorite Things Thursday - better late than never.


  18. How sweet that your hubby knows you so well he could (and would) enter an antique store (gasp!) and pick out such a gorgeous confection! I will have to try the recipe, what a good friend. Thanks for sharing with us.

  19. Visiting from "Inspire me Monday" @ Create with Joy, I think your blog is so cute!

    Your recipe for Biscotti looks great!
    and..your pictures are just lovely!
    Im your newest Linky and GFC follower.

    Have a great week!

  20. What a lovely addition to a tea party! I have always loved biscoti, but would have to figure out a gluten free way to do it. Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi.

  21. Sarah, this sounds so yummy and I adore your sweet tea set. Hubby did good! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre! I can't wait to see what you share next time at...

  23. A very pretty tea! And I love the book! Sorry I am so late in visiting from last week's party. It has been a hectic week. thank you for joining the party!

  24. Your book looks wonderful. What a great item for your collection!


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