Italian biscotti recipe
You can prepare this Italian biscotti recipe with a clear conscience. Fairtrade ingredients for the preparation of cookies it is easy to use. These ingredients are a little more expensive than those that are usually offered in stores. But you can enjoy the cookies that you bake from them with a clear conscience. We have therefore linked this Italian biscotti recipe for almond biscotti with ingredients that you can order online. With the purchase you either support the producers directly. Or the dealers support projects in the countries of origin that benefit the local people.
Recipe tip: espresso biscotti
Ingredients for the Italian biscotti recipe
approx. 40 pieces:
- 200 g flour
- 50 g almond flour *
- １tbsp baking powder
- 175 g brown sugar *
- 1 pinch of salt*
- 30 g coconut oil *
- 2 eggs *
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract *
- 2 tbsp strongly brewed espresso *
- 100 g whole blanched almonds *
- optional: melted dark chocolate *
* These products are available in Fairtrade quality. You can order them online.
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Preparation of the Italian biscotti recipe:
Mix the flour, almond flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl.
Add coconut oil, eggs, vanilla extract and the espresso after it has cooled down. Knead everything into a smooth dough
Cover the worktop with a little flour. Knead the dough with your hands. Add the almonds and mix. Shape the whole thing into a ball of dough and cover with cling film and store in the refrigerator for about half an hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees top and bottom heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Halve the dough. Shape each half of the dough into an approx. 5 cm thick loaf, flatten the top a little. Place the two strands of dough next to each other on the baking sheet and bake on the middle level for about 25 minutes.
Cool the biscotti for about 10 minutes, carefully cut about 1-1,5 cm thick slices with a knife. Then bake again with the cut side up for 8-10 minutes.
Take the biscotti out of the oven, let them cool and store in a container that you can cover airtight.
For the chocolate topping, melt the chocolate, dip the biscotti in and let them dry on baking paper.
Fair ingredients for the Italian biscotti recipe
Sweets and pastries should not be missing in the Advent season. This also includes this Italian biscotti recipe. For the Christmas bakery we buy spices, chocolate, desiccated coconut, honey, nuts and much more. Anyone who chooses products with the Fairtrade seal directly supports the producers in the countries of origin and promotes cultivation that is beneficial to the environment. Fairtrade products also include all ingredients that can be obtained without child labor.
Improve local working and living conditions
The aim of fair trade is to improve the living and working conditions of the smallholder families and employees on the plantations in third world countries. It does this through trading relationships that are stable and minimum prices. Fair trade also helps people to market their products. Be it via the supermarkets and world shops in Germany or directly in the country of origin. Over 7.000 products are available nationwide that are based on these principles. There are also many for Advent baking. Under www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/products there is an overview as well recipe ideas for chocolate brownies, vanilla crescents or honey date cookies. This Italian biscotti recipe should not be missing on the cookie plate.
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Source Italian biscotti recipe: djd / Fairtrade / Forum Fairer Handel
Photo Italian biscotti recipe: © Fairtrade / Forum Fairer Handel