|3¾ cup||Flour; all purpose, unbleached|
|1 teaspoon||Baking powder Salt|
|½ teaspoon||Almond extract|
|1⅔ cup||Almonds, whole, blanched toasted lightly & chopped coarse|
|1||Egg, large; & Water|
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment blend the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the salt until the mixture is combined well. In a small bowl, whisk together the whole eggs, the yolks, the vanilla and the almond extract, add the mixture to the flour mixture, beating until a dough is formed, and stir in the almonds.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface, knead it several times, and divide it into fourths. Working on 2 large buttered and floured baking sheets, with floured hands form each piece of dough into a flattish log 11 inches long and 2 inches wide, arrange the logs at least 3 inches apart on the sheets, and brush them with the egg wash. Bake the logs in a preheated 350F oven for 35 minutes and let them cool on the baking sheets on racks for 10 minutes. On a cutting board, cut the logs crosswise on the diagonal into ¾" inch slices, arrange them the biscotti, cut sides down, on the baking sheets, and bake them in the 350F oven for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until they are pale golden. Transfer the biscotti to racks to cool and store them in airtight containers. MAKES ABOUT 56 BISCOTTI Source: Gourmet magazine, December 1992
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