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DESSERT RECIPE: Almond Biscotti

1-cup sugar
1/2-cup butter, melted
3-tbsp brandy
1-tsp vanilla
1-tsp almond extract
1-cup almonds. chopped
3-eggs, large
3-cups flour
1/2-tbsp baking powder
1/4-tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350*
Mix sugar with butter, brandy, vanilla, almond extract, nuts and eggs. Mix well
Stir in flour, baking powder and salt
Form into a long loaf (or loaves)
Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes or until firm and softly cakelike
Remove from oven and let cool slightly
When cool enough to handle, slice into 1/2 inch diagonal slices and return to cookie sheet
Bake for 15-25 minutes, turning once, until both sides are brown-flecked and toasted
Cool thoroughly and store in an airtight jar.

Makes about 40