Recipes

5-Ingredient Christmas Biscotti

Try making these classic Christmas biscuits.


Biscotti are traditional Italian almond biscuits that are twice-baked for an irresistible crunch. They’re the perfect treat to enjoy alongside your tea or coffee — or if you’re feeling extra indulgent they’re best just dunked straight into some Protein Spread.

Of course, we had to get an authentic touch on a recipe like this, which is why we asked our favourite Italian baker, Florencia (aka. healthy_floflo), to share her simple 5-ingredient version. You don’t have to be super-confident in the kitchen to get these right, plus it’s a great festive activity to get you into the spirit this weekend.

You could even make up a batch and give them to your family and friends for an easy homemade gift solution!

Makes 20-22 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 175g flour
  • 70g sugar
  • 1 whole egg and 1 white
  • 50g almonds (chopped)
  • 60g dark chocolate (chopped)

Extras:

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Beat together the whole egg and egg white in a bowl, then add the flour and sugar. Mix until evenly combined in a dough.
  3. Add the chopped almonds and dark chocolate chunks and stir through the dough.
  4. Sprinkle a little plain flour over your work surface or a chopping board and then half the dough into two evenly-sized pieces by pulling apart with your hands. Roll out each half into a long baguette shape and then slightly flatten.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes then carefully remove from the oven and place on a chopping board. Allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing into pieces.
  6. Place the biscotti pieces back on a baking tray and bake for another 10 minutes until golden.
  7. Allow to cool before enjoying immediately! They’re delicious on their own but even better dunked into our Protein Spread.

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5-Ingredient Christmas Biscotti

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 73kcal 24 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat2.7g4%
Total Carbohydrates10.5g4%
Protein1.8g4%


Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

Writer and expert

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.


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