Thursday, March 10, 2011

Chef Chuck's Almond Biscotti with Fruit Jam




Biscotti alla Frutta


A light almond cookie filled with a mixed fruit jam, of course you can use your favorite jam. While in Italy, I met a friend whose family owns, Andrini Marmellate, a wonderful company that makes all kinds of jams and mixed fruits. He so kindly gave us many samples, I used a variety of peach, quince, apricot and lemon. It is simply delicious!


Biscotti

2/3 cup whole almonds

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
confectioners sugar


1/4 cup jam


Place nuts on a baking sheet bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, cool and chop to medium to small size pieces. In a mixer cream butter and sugar for a minute or two, add almond extract and vanilla. Combine flour, salt and baking powder slowly add this to mixture. Add nuts, make a small size ball place on baking sheet and with a dowel or wooden spoon handle, make a small hole in the middle. Add your jam using a small spoon, bake for 20 minutes. Remove and cool on a rack. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Makes about 2 dozen.
Ricette by Chef Chuck's Cucina

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Did you come across the marmalade in Italy? I can only imagine how divine the flavor is. My grandmother used to make these and put candied little fruits on top. I think I like yours better, we just won't tell her ok? ;)

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  2. Yes Bridgett I met a wonderful gentlemen in Italy, named Andrea, from Andrini Marmellate. He explained the wonderful process of extracting fruits.
    Shh... don't let grandma know ;))
    Thank you, Bridgett!

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  3. How I wished I had a plate of these with my cup of coffee. Lovely post.

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  4. Hi Diana,
    I would send them if possible!
    Excellent choice coffee....
    Thank you :)

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  5. Chef

    These biscotti look marvelous. I especially love the idea of quince jam in them. The perfume from quince is super. Thanks for sharing. I want to try the recipe once my kitchen is serviceable once more.

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  6. Hello Stevie,
    So true, the flavors are outstanding! Thank you for your comment:)

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