Yield: 1 Servings
|2 cups||Unbleached all purpose|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|2||Eggs & 1 egg yolk at room|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|2 teaspoons||Grated orange zest|
|1 cup||Unblanched almonds, toasted|
|Butter for pan.|
|For the Glaze:|
|1||Egg beaten with 1 tsp.|
Preheat oven to 325 . Put the flour , sugar, baking soda, & salt in the bowl of a food processor with a steel blade. Pulse several times to mix. In a container with a pouring spout, mix together the 2 whole eggs, 1 egg yolk, vanilla & orange zest. Pour into the flour mixture, stirring continuously until mixture is not yet collected into a ball.
Add the nuts. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface & shape into tow or three logs, each 3 inches wide. Put onto buttered baking sheets at least three inches apart. Brush with egg wash. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until pale gold, Remove from oven & cool until comfortable enough to handle. Use a serrated knife to cut into 1= inch strips. Cut the strips into inch thick slices. Arrange them on the baking sheets, cut side down & return them to the oven to bake for another 12 minutes until pale golden.