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biscotti recipe

biscotti recipe

March 24, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts recipes

A few of you have emailed asking about my basic biscotti recipe. My base recipe is simple enough, so you just need to decide what you want to add – nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc… One-third of a cup of any of those is enough for this recipe and if you want to experiment with flavored extracts, one teaspoon should suffice. Basic Biscotti Recipe 1/4 cup butter 6 Tbsp. sugar 1 egg 1 cup flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder pinch salt Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer. Beat in the egg. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt until just incorporated. Form into a log about 3-4 inches wide, 1 inch thick, and maybe 10-12… CONTINUE READING

biscotti

biscotti

March 22, 2008 |  Category:   cooking the biz

Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest, I remember biscotti as being those gigantic funny-shaped cookies in coffee shops that nobody ever bought. I was introduced to a better biscotti when I took my first job in New York as a pastry assistant in an Italian restaurant over 11 years ago. It was there that I found the smaller and more thinly sliced biscotti, served with the traditional accompaniment – a glass of Vin Santo, a sweet Italian dessert wine. Since then I have made biscotti on more than a few occasions, but never had given it much thought until now. For some reason I had the urge to make a batch the other day. Maybe it was the gray… CONTINUE READING

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