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Taarnia's Italian Almond Bites

A super fast and simple biscuit/biscotti made from a traditional Italian recipe - healthy too!


  • 1 x 400 g packet Almond Meal

  • 1 & 1/2 cups caster sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • zest of 1 lemon or 1 orange

  • Topping

  • 1/3 cup of blanched almonds

  • 1 extra egg for egg wash


  • 1.

    Preheat oven (fan forced) to approx. 170 degrees Celsius

  • 2.

    Line two scone trays with baking paper

  • 3.

    Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (except for extra egg and blanched almonds)

  • 4.

    Keep mixing to bind ingredients together and to become moist

  • 5.

    Use a teaspoon to scoop a good amount of mixture and roll into balls

  • 6.

    Place each one a your tray approximately 1.5cm apart

  • 7.

    Gently depress each ball with a blanched almond on top and slightly squashing the ball down (don't over flatten)

  • 8.

    When all rolled, pressed and almond dressed

  • 9.

    Brush with beaten egg for the egg wash

  • 10.

    Cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden

  • 11.

    Store in an air tight container

  • 12.

    Makes approximately 40 biscotti's (just like mumma used to make! :)


Keep checking your biscotti's after the 10 minute mark. You do not want these biscuits to burn or cook too quick. However you want them a nice golden colour on top and this will lead to a cruchy outside with a juicy moist inside.

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