Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr
Good to serve along with a glass of wine.
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably greek)
- 3⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomato
- 1⁄4 cup finely chopped kalamata olive
- In large bowl, beat eggs and sugar.
- Add olive oil until smooth.
- In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, pepper and basil and oregano.
- Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture until blended.
- Stir in cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and olives and combine thoroughly.
- Divide dough into 2 pieces and shape each into a log about 10 inches long.
- Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten tops slightly.
- Bake in preheated 325°F oven for 30 minutes or until pale golden and not quite firm to the touch.
- Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes.
- Transfer to cutting board and slice into 1/2 inch diagonal slices with serrated knife.
- Place pieces on baking sheet and return to 325°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm and dry.
- Turn over partway through cooking time.
- Cool on rack.
- Makes about 3 dozen.
- Store in airtight container.
Crunchy and tasty, too! I followed the directions exactly, except I added 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 'cause we do like things hot. These had a nice flavor, but I think I'll cut them a little thinner than 1/2" next time, as that should make them more tender to bite. Flavorings were good, not overpowering, but perhaps a little more oily than other biscottis I've eaten. I loved the idea of savory biscotti and will experiment with these. Evelyn, thanks for the recipe and good idea.
Loved this,will make again thanks.
Made this to accompany a french bistro dinner we had for friends in May or June. It was such a nice change to have crunchy biscotti instead of soft breadsticks or french bread with salads. This recipe packs a real punch in terms of flavor and texture. In fact, I used some of the bigger crumbs as croutons in my french market salad - they were excellent! I made this exactly as written, but I made them by hand, not using my Kitchen Aid...I think that was a mistake. This dough is very, very stiff, and I had problems in getting it to be a cohesive dough. Again, I think it was because I stirred and kneaded it by hand. Next time, I will most definitely use my stand mixer - I think it will make a huge difference. It's such a tasty, unusual dish, I'll be sure to make it again - the only thing I might add would be some chopped, toasted pine nuts...but maybe not. The recipe was really delicious as is - thanks, evelyn!