Almond Rusks (Biscotti)
A delightful nutty almond flavor makes these rusks or biscotti a wonderful combination with a cup of tea or coffee!
This recipe has been a family favorite for 3 generations. My mom used to make this and keep on hand for someone stopping by. (People don’t seem to do that anymore, do they?) Well, you don’t need to have company to enjoy these almond rusks or biscotti! I love it in the morning with flavored cream cheese or butter, but if you’re a coffee “dunker”, you’ll enjoy this just plain! This recipe is so easy to put together and it makes a lot!
I’ve seen these called “Swedish” Almond Rusks. The Swedes may try to claim them, but everyone loves these biscotti-like rusks.
1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. baking soda
5 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
Mix sugar and butter together and add eggs, sour cream, almond extract, flour and baking soda.
Add almonds and mix by hand.
Make 3 long rolls (approx 3 inches wide) and place on two un-greased cookie sheets.
Bake approx. 45 minutes at 300 degree oven. When light brown, remove and cut into angled 3/4 inch slices. Place slices on their sides on same cookie sheets.
Put back into 300 degree oven until very light brown on bottom. Turn over and lightly brown the other side. (approx 30 minutes total). Remove rusks from oven when they feel crisp.
Now, just invite someone over for coffee to enjoy them with you!
These freeze well so you can keep them on hand.
The trouble is that they need no defrosting before you can enjoy them so you can often steal just one!
Nutella goes well with them, too, if you’re craving a little chocolate!
Anyone made these before? Is your recipe a little different?