Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe from my Italian great great Aunt has been prepared by my mother and my grandmother and now by me! Great with coffee, keeps well, very delicious!
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons anise seed
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Beat eggs, sugar, and oil. Mix in flour, baking powder, vanilla, and anise. Spread in greased metal ice cube trays or loaf pans. If using loaf pans, only fill 1/3 full. This recipe makes about 3 trays or pans worth.
- Bake 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven and cut in slices crosswise. Place slices on baking sheet and brown under broiler, then flip slices and brown on other side. Watch the cookies carefully, it is easy to burn them in this step. Normally the best idea is to broil with oven door open a crack and watch as they go.
Good, but not quite the consistency I was looking for, not anisey enough and I didn't like the shape baking in the bread pans gave, although it was very easy to do it that way. They popped right out of the pans for the second part of the cooking.
This was my first ever attempt at making biscotti and it was a huge success! The directions were very easy to follow. Definitely be careful when you place them under the broiler because they brown very fast.
Just finished making this. It is Awesome! Very easy to make. Can't wait for my family to get home and enjoy it, too. Thanks for sharing, Panthur!