Orange, Almond, & Chocolate Biscotti


I adapt my grandmother’s recipe to add any flavors that are available.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 pound of crisco
3 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
Zest of two oranges
2 tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds
6 oz melting chocolate


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine orange zest and sugar and let sit for a few minutes.  Sift flour, sugar/zest, and baking powder. Cut in crisco until small crumb consistency.  Add beaten eggs, orange juice, and vanilla.  Stir in almonds.

Split dough into 4 equal pieces.  Form “football” shaped loaves and bake them for approximately 30 minutes until cooked through.  Check with toothpick. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes.  Slice each loaf into approximately 6-9 pieces diagonally.  Place them on the cookie sheet and return to oven to toast for approximately 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, flip over to other side to toast evenly.  Let cool and decorate with melted chocolate.



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