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Almond Biscotti from Myra S.

16 ounces sliced, blanched almonds
1 cup soy flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup cooking oil (not olive)
1 cup Splenda or equivalent artificial sweetener (not Equal)
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract (see NOTE)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Measure out 1 cup of almonds and set aside.  In a blender (not food processor), process the rest of the almonds to make flour. Put the almond flour in a bowl, and add the soy flour, salt, baking powder and cinnamon.

Mix the dry ingredients together and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, blend the oil and Splenda.  Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Add the vanilla and orange extracts, mixing well.

Add the dry ingredients to the oil mixture, blending well.  Add the reserved sliced almonds.  This will make an oily soft dough.

Divide the dough into four sections, and form each section in a small loaf approximately 2 inches wide and 1 inch high.  Put the loaves on a large greased cookie sheet (I lined mine with foil for easy clean up). Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes.

When the loaves are done, remove from oven, and reduce the oven's temperature to 200 degrees.  Take the loaves off the cookie sheet and put them on a cutting board.  Using a sharp knife, slice each loaf into about a dozen pieces, about 1/2-3/4-inch thick. Put the slices back on the cookie sheet, cut sides down.
When all the loaves are sliced, put the cookie sheet back in the oven for 10-15 minutes.  Remove, turn the slices over, and put back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.

Makes about 48 biscotti, each about 2 carbs. These can be stored in an airtight container or in the freezer for several weeks.

NOTE:  I used the Nature's Flavours orange flavour - about 1/4 teaspoon (it's very strong stuff).  Next time, I'll try using the cinnamon flavour, as well, as it will cut the carbs down a tiny bit.  Also, if you have the tablets instead of the powdered Splenda, that will cut down the carbs to about 1 1/2 each.