2 cups plain flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bi-carb soda
3 tablespoons softened butter
1 zest of orange
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
1 cup natural almonds
Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Sift dry ingredients into a bowl, then mix in orange zest, butter and almonds.
Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add all remaining ingredients, mix well.
Tip mixture onto the lined baking tray and form into 2 logs.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
Once logs have cooled slice the biscotti about half a centimeter thick and lay flat on baking tray. Bake in 150 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until dried out.
The Almond Biscotti will keep crisp in an airtight container for a week.