Made these last year...relish. Husband requested them again. Dough is a little mealy until you knead it together. Easy to make and great for dunking. The possibilities with this dough are endless...dried cherries soaked in a little almond extract and white cho. Chips come to mind.
I am Italian and have made these biscotti several times. I must agree that this is the best biscotti recipe ever. Everyone wants the recipe. I have not tried the chocolate version yet.
We've just got back from a holiday in southern Italy, so I wanted to make some biscotti. I found this recipe and read the other comments. I substituted the almonds for dark chocolate chips, added about 1tbsp milk to make the dough a little wetter and rolled them in a little icing sugar before baking. My oven can be a bit fierce, and they were very brown after the first bake, so I reduced the time for the second bake and they came out perfectly. The recipe is not too sweet, makes a decent amount of biscuits, and is the perfect consistency. Crisper than a normal biscuit but not too hard. I'll definitely make these again, they're very straightforward and delicious!
I was looking for a recipe that might be similar to Trader Joe's soft almond biscotti since we live over an hour away from any TJs. This was wonderful. Not quite as 'almondy' as TJs, but definitely great. I had never made biscotti before and was a bit worried, but it was so easy! I added a few extra minutes to the bake time after cutting them b/c they weren't looking 'done'. I shouldn't have, they got a bit too hard. So today I'm sticking with the suggested bake time! I think adding a bit of almond extract would make these more like the TJs biscotti, but the recipe is wonderful as is, or would be a great jumping-off point for other add-ins. Thanks for a wonderful recipe! I never do recipe reviews, this is my first...tells you how great this is. Oh, they may have looked less 'done' or gotten hard because I made them dairy free by using 1T. of flax meal mixed with 3T of water (let sit at least 5 mins after mixing) in place of the egg. I used smart balance in place of butter (yes I know, smart balance isn't perfectly dairy free, but it's close). Thanks for a yummy treat!
These were amazing! I'm a big fan of S.bux biscotti but never thought I could make delicious ones at home. Even my husband who doesn't care for the ones from S.bux, thought these were really good. Actually I made my second batch today as per his request. I followed the recipe exactly as written but I Love that its versatile.
Excellent recipe. I used 2 tsp of almond extract and omitted the vanilla extract. I also had to add a couple of teaspoons of milk to make it hold together. I will be using this recipe over and over again.
wonderful recipe and very easy. I added 1 tsp of almond extract to enhance the almond flavoring - also used whole almonds (adds to the crunchy texture) and did not use a serrated knife - since you have to cut through the whole almonds.
Very easy to do. I made as directed, but after the cookies had cooled, I dipped one side in melted chocolate chips.
I love this Biscotti!!! I added 1 1/2 Tablespoons of milk to the recipe and it made it wet enough that it didn't crumble. I also roll biscotti out with a sprinkle of Powdered Sugar which I think tastes better then the flour. Everyone one I have given it to has wanted more. Thank you for this post
Excellent flavor to these cookies. I had a problem with the sides crumbling rather severely during the slicing but the crumbs didn't taste any the worse for having broken off. It I were making them for company or the holidays I think I would add a bit more liquid, perhaps a tbsp or two of orange juice? I had one with a cup of cinnamon coffee, *sigh*.