Making this gluten-free biscotti was a bit of a challenge, mostly in getting it to hold together. It never was as dry as the biscotti you might find at a coffee shop, and not as light and airy. It was more like the stuff that paperweights are made of. It was tasty, that's for sure, but one definitely needed a cup of coffee for dunking the biscotti (preferably coffee with Half n Half). I suppose I could have cut the slices a bit thinner.
Try this recipe on your gluten intolerant friends. or just your intolerant friends. I think that either would enjoy it, although your intolerant friends may not admit it. Make sure to accompany it with that cup of coffee I mentioned.
Chocolate-Almond Biscotti, Gluten-free
(If you do not want to make this gluten-free, just use all purpose flour in the place of the flours listed, and omit the xanthan gum.)
1 1/2 c. brown rice flour
1/2 c. potato starch
1/4 c. tapioca flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 t. xanthan gum
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. cocoa
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips (optional)
2 T. butter
1/4 c. instant coffee
1-2 c. slivered almonds
Lay a piece of parchment paper on a heavy jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. I like to use parchment because then the biscotti doesn't stick.
Mix the ingredients and roll into a ball, then flatten it out into an oblong shape (see above).
Bake at 370 degrees for 20 minutes, then allow to cool for 5 minutes
Cut the biscotti into half inch slices (this is where I went wrong) at a diagonal and lay cut side down.
Reduce heat to 275 degrees and bake another 15 minutes.
Turn biscotti to other side and bake another 15 minutes.
Repeat this until the biscotti is as dry as you like it.
It takes at least a couple pieces to really test it. :-)
There you are! Now go get that cup of coffee. :-)
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