TGBBO Week 2: Biscuits

So week 2 of The Great British Bake Off and I am loving it as much as ever, this week I really wanted to stay on theme and I do love making biscuits, but instead of cheating I decided to try my hand at something new, Biscotti. I didn’t want to use one of their recipes but a flavour combination that I always love, so here is my TGBBO Week 2: Biscuits recipe for White Chocolate and Almond Biscotti:

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs
  • 100g of Sugar
  • 250gt of Flour
  • 1/2 tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 50g of Chopped Almonds (whole almonds chopped so they are chunky not flakes)
  • 50g of White Chocolate Chips
White Chocolate and Almond Biscotti ready for the first bake
White Chocolate and Almond Biscotti ready for the first bake

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C (fan) and line a large baking tray with baking paper
  2. Start by measuring your sugar and eggs into a bowl and whisking (with an electric whisk or your arm will kill you) until light and fluffy
  3. In another bowl sieve the flour and bicarbonate of soda before adding your almonds and chocolate
  4. Fold the dry mix into the eggs gently until a dough starts to form
  5. Tip your dough onto a floured surface and shape gently (with floured hands) into a roll around 25cm long
  6. Move to your baking tray and flatten until about 3cm thick (as above)
  7. Then bake for 30 minutes until lightly browned
  8. Take your biscotti out of the oven and slide gently onto a chopping board
  9. Reduce the heat of the oven to 130C (fan)
  10. Cut the log into even 1cm thick (roughly if you’re like me) and return to the baking sheet cut side up
  11. Place back into the oven and bake for 12 minutes until crisp to the touch
  12. Cool fully on a wire rack before enjoying
TGBBO Week 2: Biscuits
TGBBO Week 2: Biscuits

Now, being brutally honest, I would not score any points for my White Chocolate and Almond Biscotti being in even pieces…that is why I am not going on The Great British Bake Off anytime soon! However, the taste, now that was spot on, the almonds give in a marzipan flavour and I like the softness of the chocolate in contrast to the crisp biscuit. I am not sure this will be a regular in our house as I must say I prefer a softer biscuit and they did seem to look a lot larger than the ones on the show, I think my eggs may have been a little fluffier than needed.

But all in allΒ TGBBO Week 2: Biscuits was a success. Are any of you making anything from the show?

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. that looks easy and delicious, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. They look great, but I haven’t decided on next week yet, I will wait to see what their challenges are but I love making bread!

  2. They look great! I like your favour combination. I’m thinking of baking an almond biscuit this week, but not in a biscotti style πŸ™‚

    1. I love using almonds in baking and I have to say I think biscuits are better than biscotti!

  3. emgal says:

    Ooh these look delicious! πŸ™‚

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