Thursday, December 19, 2013

How To Make Delicious Homemade Biscotti: It's So Easy!

Making homemade biscotti is one of the easiest and most rewarding things that you can
bake. It only takes a handful of ingredients and you'll be surprised how fast it is to make. 
It's also great for giving as gifts. Below is my favorite biscotti recipe, given to me by my
sister. This recipe calls for almonds, hazelnuts and extracts, but you can substitute your
own favorite flavors of extracts and add-in ingredients if nuts aren't your thing. Check it out!

Almond Hazelnut Biscotti Recipe

In a large mixing bowl beat:
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. anise extract
1 t. almond extract
Beat at high speed for ten minutes until the mixture forms a smooth 
ribbon when the beaters are lifted. 

Sift together:
4 cups of flour 
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
With mixture on low speed, beat in the flour mixture.

Stir in:
2/3 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup hazelnuts, coarsely chopped

Divide dough into two parts and shape each into a flattened oblong log.

This dough is ready to go into the oven.

Put logs on greased and floured baking sheets.
Bake in 325 degree F preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden.
Remove from oven. Loosen logs from tray and cool on tray for ten minutes.
Cut into 1/3" slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet and bake at 275 degrees F
for 15 to 20 minutes.

Arrange the slices on a baking sheet and lightly bake a second time.

That's all there is to it! Homemade biscotti makes a great gift!

Here are some other ideas for variations:
Chopped pistachios and dried cranberries or other dried fruit
Chocolate chip
Chocolate chip and walnuts
Almonds and hazelnuts
 Drizzle baked biscotti with melted chocolate
Dip one side of baked biscotti into melted chocolate

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What do you think? 

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. I think that looks super good! I made biscotti once a long time ago and remember it was a bit pain in the rear but you make it easy so perhaps I will try it again after the holidays. :)

  2. I love biscotti and yours looks delicious! The recipe is easy to follow too!
    Thanks! Pinned :)

  3. I love biscotti! And I think I'd might like the ones with pistachios and cranberries even more :-)

  4. Wow, this looks amazing! I have never attempted to make it, I feel like it would be difficult. Thanks for sharing this recipe!