These morsels are great on their own, with coffee or soaked in sweet dessert wine.

Makes up to 25


  • 2 eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 30g whole, roasted and salted almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • Handful of white chocolate buttons


Preheat the oven to 180C
Whisk the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy
Add the flour, fold in 4 times
Add the rest of the ingredients and combine quickly but thoroughly
Tip on a floured surface and shape into a sausage shape with floured hands and then flatten
Bake for 30 minutes until just starting to turn golden
Slide onto a chopping board
Turn the oven down to 160C
Cut the biscotti loaf into 1cm thick slices and bake for another 10-15 minutes until crunchy and crispy
These will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks