This is the first biscotti that I've ever made. It was excellent. I tried a serrated knive, and an electric knife, but what worked best was my Cutco butcher knife. I didn't "saw" I just pushed straight down. It worked perfectly. And, they ARE beautiful.
Love them! Love them! Love them! I know they're Christmas Biscotti, but I'm Jewish and it's May and they're still good. =:) Thanks for the recipe!
Wonderful biscotti! The texture of these is perfect and the recipe instructions and baking time are also perfect. I'm not a huge fan of cloves alone, but I can't fault the recipe for that. I'd omit the cloves next time or substitute for something I like better. I used dried cherries, cut in half, for the cranberries. Lovely biscotti!
Be sure to roughly chop dried cherries or cranberries and they slice better.
The flavor of this biscotti is wonderful! My only complaint was that they crumbled a bit on cutting, but then I used a serrated knife. I'll use a butcher knife next time as suggested by another reviewer. I had to use roasted pistachios as raw ones were not available. I just rinsed and dried them to get rid of the salt. Yum!
I've been making these for Christmas for the last 3 years. Now my daughter is demanding them for Thanksgiving. The hardest part is getting the pistachio nuts out of their shells They are worth way more than 5 stars. Thank you for sharing this great recipe!
The recipe worked beautifully and came out very delicious. Will be adding this to my yearly cookie repertoire. I omitted the cloves because I like the clean flavors of just the fruit, nuts and vanilla.
I really like the flavour of these, but mine turned out crumbly. Additionally, even with a very good serrated knife, I found it difficult to cut through the cranberries, so they would pull out of the cookies, leaving empty indentations. Maybe an electric knife would be better. I drizzled with white chocolate.
Just made these biscotti and thought they turned out great. I drizzled melted chocolate over them and they taste wonderful. Thanks for the recipe Mary in NJ.
I agree with the other reviews...these are great! The recipe is easy to follow too. The only changes I made was to dip them in chocolate. Thanks Mary!