Plan to have these for noshing with smoked salmon & a bit of bubbly on Christmas eve! Measure peppercorns whole then grind for recipe. From Gourmet magazine 12/06 - serving size based on 4 crisps a serving - likely too low for my crew!
A friend's daughter gave me the original recipe years ago and the only major change I've made is using Sambuca liqueur rather than anise extract. My 3 honorary grandchildren Jerod, James and Shiloh all teethed on these and their Mom Sarah request them every Christmas season. These Italian dunking cookies go well with milk, coffee or tea.
A few years ago, I copied down my Italian grandmother's recipes. She had collected them all in a box, in preparation for moving to a retirement community. Unfortunately, during the move, she lost the box, and now I'm the sole recipient of her culinary heritage. She was a fine cook, and a wonderful baker. She died a few months ago.
I had some pistachios in the freezer that I needed to use up and I developed this recipe. I think it came out quite nicely, not too sweet. Hazelnuts or almonds can be substituted for the pistachios (make sure to toast them first). Let me know what you think!
A peppermint biscotti recipe that is suited to the holidays but is a year round hit! You can make these using green food coloring and green peppermint candies instead of the red! And if peppermint is not your thing, try adding vanilla extract and 1/2 cup white chocolate chips…OR coconut extract and 1/2 cup flaked coconut….OR experiment with other flavored extracts/flavor combinations. This is a great biscotti recipe that is easily adaptable to suit anyones preferences.
There's nothing better than a hot cup of joe and a crispy biscotti. Unless, of course, you're enjoying them at a cafe in Italy! :) I was always intimidated to make these, but found them to be a sinch to make and can't wait to try them again.
These dainty little biscuits are great for when you are entertaining guests, hosting luncheons, baby or wedding showers, and holiday buffets. These stand up wonderfully to being prepared ahead and frozen for future use.