Father's Day is just round the corner and I have just the idea for those of you stuck on what to buy your Dad or Grandad...even your Great Grandad if you're lucky enough to have one! Like always I've decided to add a small personal touch by combining with Lucyy Bakes. Over the last two weeks I've become some what of a Biscotti Queen...no seriously though, watch out Starbucks. If I'm honest in my local they seem untouched, yet when making your own there's so many delicious combinations to try out. If you too have a coffee fanatic Dad this personalised coffee tin and Biscotti recipe will be perfect.
The featured Personalised Coffee Tin is from Find Me A Gift, an online store specialising in personalised, unique and quirky gifts for every occasion. Retailing at £14.99 the caddy is filled with one large bag of premium ground coffee while allowing you a name of 14 characters and message of 80 characters to personalise your gift. I gave my tin to my Dad early to share with you all. It went down just as well as I thought it would, he's a softy at heart (yes I put it from Chesington too - they're pals when it comes to breakfast). The coffee itself is FULL of flavour, incredibly smooth, fair trade, gluten free and organic. Once they've worked their way through the coffee and eaten all the Biscotti's they can use it store yet more coffee...or have you on call for a fresh supply of Biscotti's to fill the tin. Order by 9am June 11th for standard delivery and 12th June for express delivery, my tin arrived incredibly quick. If you don't have a coffee lover there's also the tea option...and a coffee and biscuit set if you're...jinxed in the kitchen?
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees, line two trays and dust with flour, do not grease them. After measuring all your ingredients out in advance, sift plain flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Next add caster sugar, eggs and orange rind - warning your arm may fall off. Once your dough is formed knead in the almonds before rolling into a ball. Cut this ball into two halves, then form into two logs. They need to be 4cm wide. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then remove and cool for 5 minutes. Once cooled slightly you'll be able to cut them into diagonal slices - 1cm thick. Arrange them onto TWO trays this time and return to finish cooking for another 15 minutes. Biscotti's should be slightly golden brown and harden when left to cool. I'll be popping up a few more recipes soon, all varieties differ a little in the making.
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