Crunchy Biscotti Crumbs with Cardamom Cream and Berries

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This recipe stems from a failed attempt at making Biscotti. The loaf came out too thin but was just so delicious that I wanted to use it for something. Considered a Biscotti cake (will publish this at a later date) or just making crumbs for a dessert – the crumbs won (for now). The Cardamom cream is a wonderful addition to this dish or can also be served with just berries.

Serves 6
100 g blanched almonds, dry pan roasted and chopped (place for a minute in boiling water, then peel)

1 whole egg
150 ml sugar

1 tsp vanilla bean extract
Zest from 1 lemon (finely grated)
½ tsp salt

1,5 tsp baking powder
150 g plain gluten free flour

Cardamom Cream:
500 ml crème fraiche
2-3 tsp of ground cardamom
½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
Raspberries (or any other berry you like)
Making the Biscotti:

  1. Oven at 175 C
  2. Mix egg and sugar, add vanilla extract, lemon zest and salt
  3. Combine flour and baking powder, add to egg mixture
  4. Add the prepared almond pieces
  5. Let the dough stand for 10 minutes. Check texture, if too lose to form (sticky) loaves, add more flour
  6. Make 3 long loaves on greased baking parchment. Possibly using a piping bag with large nozzle.
  7. In oven 20 min
  8. While still hot, cut into biscotti slices
  9. Let cool
  10. Store in tightly covered tin.
  11. Create the crumbs either by chopping in small pieces or place in a plastic bag and “hammer” with the back of a knife.

Making the Cardamom Cream:

  1. Combine all the ingredients and whisk until thick, taste for more cardamom or vanilla flavour.
  2. Chill for at least 30 minutes


Add the Crumbs, Cream and Raspberries in a bowl (or on a plate) as shown

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