Almond Biscotti Recipe

Almond Biscotti Recipe

We at Anthony Edwards Kitchens wanted to share one of our favourite recipes – from director Tony Myers. This recipe makes about 28 biscotti. If you decide to make them – show us your results by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram.

Ingredients:

145 grams blanched whole almonds toasted and chopped
1 teaspoon baking powder
A good pinch of salt
250 grams plain flour
150 grams granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon pure almond extract

Instructions: 

1. Preheat over to 150 °C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Beat the eggs and extracts together and set aside.
3. Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
4. Gradually add the egg mixture until a dough forms, adding almonds halfway through.
5. Form dough into two logs on the prepared baking sheet.
6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until firm to the touch (logs will spread during baking).
7. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
8. Cut into 1.5cm slices on the diagonal.
9. Arrange on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
10. Turn slices over, and bake for 10 more minutes, or until firm to the touch.
11. Cool, and store in an airtight container.

Tip: The mixture gets sticky, keep hands damp!

 

Behind the Scenes on an Anthony Edwards photoshoot

Behind The Scenes Anthony Edwards Kitchens

After recently joining the team at Anthony Edwards, I very quickly got the chance to assist on a photoshoot of an amazing kitchen in Preshaw. This project had features such as copper pendant lights, tall grey kitchen cabinets and a larder. My immediate reaction to the kitchen was that it was spacious and had a really interesting modern design.

Before beginning the photoshoot, the first step called for me and Kahren to make sure the space was ready to be shot. Fortunately, the homeowner had taken it upon herself to make sure all the surfaces were clear before we arrived – making for a good start. I was kept busy arranging books and other small items before the shoot properly started.

The shoot then began with photographer Michel. It was extremely insightful to see how Michel worked and how the collaboration between him and Kahren flowed so easily. The kitchen had a lot of truly interesting features so quite a few angles and perspectives had to be shot. Michel also worked with adjusting exposure and seeing where the natural light would compliment the kitchen.

Anthony Edwards Kitchens Photoshoot Outcome

My personal favourite feature within the kitchen was the set of magnificent copper pendant lights. They added quirkiness to the kitchen and complimented the grey tones beautifully. Anthony Edwards do work a lot with experimental lighting and it makes such a bold statement that works so well. Within this kitchen, there was also uplighting on top of the wall units. This created such an interesting glow of light that elevated the features even more. This kitchen had been lacking the presence of light before so the owner was extremely pleased with the transformation.

Throughout the shoot, I was on hand to adjust certain elements and make sure every detail looked just right – for example making sure the picture board was secure and aligned right. I also helped move a few pieces out of frame in order for certain features to be more visible. It really was a smoothly run process and it was great working with Kahren and Michel.

For my first experience working on an interior shoot, I truly did enjoy myself. The shoot didn’t take too long and all of the vital features in the kitchen were photographed well. The final photos came out brilliantly and did justice to the true atmosphere of the kitchen.

PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHEL FOCARD DE FONTEFIGUIERES

Copper: for a unique kitchen

Copper has been at the forefront of design for a few years now and it is certainly finding it’s place within the kitchen.

The material can really add a modern twist to your space whilst still remaining elegant and simple. Here at Anthony Edwards we have started working with copper within many of our projects. Statement lighting is one item that copper can really work for. Within one of our Petersfield kitchens, we showcased a beautiful set of copper pendant lights – that were featured on Houzz in a recent ideabook of theirs. They also caught the attention of Aidan Keane when this kitchen was featured on Channel 4’s Big House, Little House back in April. They worked well to make a powerful statement against the white aesthetic and more muted tones.

We’ve also used copper more extensively, in the form of worktops and bespoke shelves. A Hawkley kitchen of ours used the Anthony Edwards Modern Country style as a starting point to mix a beautiful homely layout with an eye-catching, dynamic copper worktop. The copper finish isn’t overused but it brings a quirky spin to the kitchen.

Copper, along with rose gold and brass, can really bring a sense of warmth and cosiness into the house. In a kitchen it can be the perfect addition to make a design statement. It’s certainly not for everyone but it is something that can be brought into the kitchen in any scale.

Copper can be used in so many unique ways. There are more and more copper pieces emerging on the market that can provide a simple but pleasing touch to your kitchen. A copper kettle, a copper clock or a copper cutlery set: the possibilities are endless.

SOURCED FROM: PINTEREST/AEK