Kummer's Unbeatable Biscotti
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spread almonds on a baking sheet and
toast for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool and reduce oven temperature to
300 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil, shiny-side up.
2. In mixer bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, soda and salt. In
second bowl, lightly beat eggs and vanilla. Blend liquid ingredients
into dry ingredients; the dough will be heavy and sticky. Add nuts,
beating just until they begin to break. Turn out dough onto floured
surface and fold over on itself a few times to distribute nuts.
3. Divide dough into 3 equal parts. Working with lightly floured
hands on a lightly floured surface, roll each piece into a rope 1
inch wide and 12 to 14 inches long. Place on baking sheets, leaving 4
inches between logs.
4. Bake for 50 minutes. Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Gently
peel foil and place bars on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, cut
on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices. Place the cookies, cut sides
up, on the baking sheets and toast in oven for 35 to 50 minutes,
depending on how dark you like them.
Makes 4 dozen.
** Newsday, Queens, New York -- Dining & Food section -- 27 Sep 95 **
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