Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Almond and Coconut Biscotti

This month is going to be awesome, I'm going on lots of adventures (which will hopefully all involve amazing veggie food) and the first is coming up this week. Vegan Emma and I are going glamping/staying in what has been named by my co-workers as the Creepy Death Cabin. Despite its terrifying name it looks amazing, it's a little cabin in Wiltshire with a wood burner, a pizza oven, a boat and a lake. We're planning on both having an evening of cooking a vegan meal for each other then playing with the pizza oven (posts to follow hopefully). I decided that this cabin seems like the kind of place I should take up tea drinking and you can't have tea without biscuits, so I decided to whip up some vegan biscotti to take. It's a very simple recipe, but it does take a bit of cooking time. It's totally worth it though, I can't wait to sit by the lake and dunk them in my green tea. 

For around 30 you'll need:

150g plain white flour
200g brown flour
100g desiccated coconut
50g ground almonds
1 tbsp baking powder
280g smooth apple sauce 
4 tbsp vegetable oil
200g light brown unrefined sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g blanched almonds halved  
  1. Start by pre heating the oven to 200 degrees and lining two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Mix the flours, coconut, ground almonds and baking powder in a bowl and set aside. 
  3. Whisk together the apple sauce, vegetable oil, sugar and vanilla essence in a separate bowl until smooth and then add to the dry mixture.
  4. Add the halved almonds then mix together with your hands until well combined, a spoon wont do here!
  5. Once combined split the dough in to two balls and roll them in to logs (I didn't measure the size, guesstimation is needed here, they will rise!) and place them on to a greaseproof paper lined baking tray. 
  6. Pop in to the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown, then transfer them on to a cooling rack for 15 minutes. 
  7. Once cooled slightly chop the logs up in to biscotti sized pieces and place your biscottis on to another greaseproof paper lined tray.
  8. Pop them back in to the oven for 10 minutes, then flip the over and give them another 10 minutes on the other side. They should be golden brown all over.
  9. Leave on a cooling rack until completely cool, then make yourself a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!


2 my favourite ingredients in one biscotti! They look just yummy!

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