You know those times when you shouldn’t say anything but you just can’t help yourself? My wife mentioned recently that she really wanted some biscotti to go with her coffee. I, of course, say “Oh ya, I can make biscotti.” So guess what we are making today…
3 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oil
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
Cream the oil, eggs, and sugar till it lightens. Add baking powder to flour and combine (sifting gives the best combine). Add flour/baking powder mix to the wet ingredients and mix till it forms a dough. Divide the dough in half and roll out to the length of your pan. Flatten the log to about 1/2 inch. Cook the first “cookie” for roughly 25 minutes at 375.
Allow to cool to a point where you can handle them. On a bias cut the individual cookies (about a half inch thick). Cook these for 7-10 minutes at 375. Allow to cool, then decorate as you wish or just enjoy.
1 tablespoon anise extract can be added to the wet ingredients. 1/2 cup almond slices can be added to the dry ingredients. You can also add nuts to the chocolate when you decorate at the end.
We made two different batches for this. The first used the anise extract and almonds. The second had no additions. The cookies turn out great either way.
Time for a pint…