My first ever try at biscotti for my kids dad for Christmas. It was too hard because I over baked them, but they had a fantastic taste. Would love some input on how to best cut them though. A bit crumbly.
Added 2 tsp. of vanilla, used 1 2/3 cup sugar and 1/8 tsp. salt and baking soda instead. Divided the dough in half and added toasted almond slivers to one half and mini-choc. chips to the other. They turned out fantastic! My husband loved them. Took them to an owner of a shoe store in the area and she ordered 2 dozen on top of the rest of her order for a trunk show on the spot! She just emailed me and said everything was delishious--especially the great biscotti. So yeah, this recipe is a keeper!
Okay, I was totally freaking out because the dough was really crumby and the biscotti burnt, but luckily I persevered, because I managed to rescue them and produce fantastic tasting biscotti! Too fiddly for me, but if ever stuck in on a rainy day I'd like to try diff. variations
awsome biscotti recipe i used fitzjams advice and used 2 tsp of vanilla i had planned on just adding 1 till i saw his post thanks Fitz, i use to use martha stuarts hazelnut biscotti recipe but substituted for almonds. i like this recipe alot better and my friends all love it. also if you want you can add 1 tblsp of amaretto creamer to the flour mixture.
First time biscotti maker. I put in a tsp of vanilla. If I were to make them again would probably use two. Very easy and the idea will be used in the future. Are they supposed to be so hard??? Maybe I missed something.
Great recipe! I also decreased the sugar and left out the almonds because I am allergic. To add some fiber, I substituted a cup of the flour with whole grain oat flour. I added some chocolate pieces to the dough. Next time I'll try it with some grated lemon zest! Thanks for this recipe.
Love this biscotti, Each time I add something different to please the taste buds. The best added item todate has been almonds, white chocolate chunks and cranraisins. My son loves it with chocolate chips . So the basic is now turned into something special with no added work.
This is my first Biscotti recipe. I love it! It is so easy and exactly what I was looking for. I will definately make these again.
This is a great recipe, but next time my dad (a pastry chef) suggested that I should maybe try 1/8tsp baking soda and 1/8tsp baking powder to make the biscotti even more firm. I think I might add less sugar too cause I found them just a bit too sweet. I added Ricard liqueur to half of the batch (I had no anis at home) and it was sooooo yummy. I made chocolate/mint biscottis with the other half. I love these cookies cause you can be so creative :)
A great basic biscotti. I will defintely make these again. Thanks!! :)