Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Almond mocha biscotti

I'm in the middle of uni exams.. but I've been itching to bake something. I know it's been a while. But there's just so much to study/cram! I've got 3 exams to go. :(

So I decided to make biscotti. I've been meaning to do this for a while now (but I don't even really like biscotti.. *shrugs*). My first attempt at biscotti and I chose almond and mocha. (Just because that was what I had in the pantry).

Almond mocha biscotti
Makes about 38

1 2/3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 x 18g sachets of instant mocha mix (I used Nescafe Cafe menu)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup almonds, smashed slightly

3/4 cup caster sugar
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 160C.

Beat sugar and eggs together.
Sift in flour, baking powder, mocha, almonds and vanilla essence.
Combine throughly. Knead into a sticky dough.

Separate into two rolls.
Place onto lined baking tray, and flatten each slightly.

Bake for about 25mins.
Remove from oven to cool for 10mins. Turn heat down to 135C.

When cool, slice the dough carefully into 80mm or so width strips with a serrated knife.
Place onto lined baking tray.

Bake for another 30mins or until dry. (Flip biscotti over halfway for even baking)

Transfer onto cooling rack.
Store in an airtight container.

Will last for weeks~ :)

They are extremely crunchy.
So dip them into your favourite cup of coffee/hot chocolate (or you might break your teeth. Haha!)

I feel like.. baking tomorrow too. Let's see if I get today's worth of study done first. I really would like to bake something else.. :D *fingers crossed*


  1. It's always very inspiring to know students who run lovely blogs like you. Even in the midst of exams you took time to share lovely recipes. Well done. I love biscotti but have never made before. Yours look very good. I love dipping them in my favourite coffee. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You procrastinater. BAD! Go study if you have so much time on your hands. And when you finish with your exams, bring those yummy looking biscotti biscuits so I can dip them in my coffee or tea when we meet up :D

  3. Found your blog through tastespotting. The biscotti looks delicious, and I love the notebook paper background! Go foodie students :D Good luck on your exams!