I’ll bet that you never had biscotti as good as mine! 🙂 Just kidding I know that you probably make a biscotti that is very good but I wish you would try this recipe and see what you think of it, this recipe is as good as they come. These small treats number among Italy’s favourite biscuits. I love that sweet licorice taste of the anise, I love it.
Now remember that all ingredients should be at room temperature.
Below is a recipe for a traditional Italian biscotti.
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons anise seeds
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup melted butter (not hot)
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
In a mixing bowl beat eggs and sugar add anise seeds, vanilla and butter. Mix well and then add the flour and baking powder and mix until well blended, it should be soft but not sticky.
Remove dough from bowl and divide into two pieces, form each piece to look like large hot dogs, place on a pan lined with baking parchment and flatten to about one inch thick.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately half an hour until golden brown.
Cut biscotti into pieces, place on a baking sheet and toast until golden brown.
You can also add tiny pieces of walnuts to your biscotti if you so desire.
If you like chocolate you can dip one end of the biscotti in some melted chocolate and enjoy them with a hot cup of coffee.