By JChamberlin on June 14, 2002
"This isn't anything fancy, just a basic biscotti."
Serving Size: 1 (935 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Terrific & easy!! I took out the nuts and added cranberries and orange est with a little dip in white chocolate.....used to buy it. Now I make it. Yummy!! Thanks for this recipe!"
"Overall the taste is pretty good and it is a very easy recipe. However, the chef who commented that the egg smell was too much is correct. When doing step # 12, I almost gagged. I did sprinkle cinnamon on the cut pieces which did hide the smell a bit once they were done. Next time I'd use only 2 eggs and try the yogurt idea."
"Good recipe! I'm new to biscotti and have had some flops. This was easy. Too sweet though. I used 1 cup sugar- 1/2 white, 1/2 brown and they were very sweet. I also only had 2 eggs so I SUBSTITUED plain YOGURT the 1 & these turned out great! Added anise and almond extract- yummy. This is a great basic biscotti to play with. Firm just as biscottii should be for dippping! Excellent."
"Substituted 1 cup of the flour for Whole Wheat and reduced the sugar by 1/4 of a cup - but they really were still too sweet (and i'm a sweets person!). Added extra salt balanced it out a bit. Also added a bit of vanilla - really have to work together the dough, but it's not too bad. Good, hard biscotti though. Good recipe for tweaking!"
"I had a hard time with the dough, I couldn't get all the dry ingredients to incorporate, but mostly. I added 1 tsp of vanilla. After slicing I sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking again. These are a bit harder than other recipes I've made, but are very good. Next time I will probably add a touch of milk to the dough."
"Such a great, basic recipe! Other reviewers are on to something - you can definitely enjoy these plain or add dried fruit, other nuts, chocolate chips, coconut, fruit zest, etc! I used 4 oz coconut instead of almonds and reduced the sugar to 1 1/2 cups because I live at 7000 feet. Next time I will reduce the sugar more; if you add any sweet ingredients (even unsweetened coconut) it gets too sweet."
"Great basic recipe. I personally don't like a ton of sugar in baked goods, so I only used 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Also added about a cup each of chopped dried apricots and dark chocolate chips. Might have just been the added apricot and chocolate but next time I make this I will use even less sugar, probably a cup, as the biscotti was still a bit sweet for me. Also added 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract."
"I followed the amounts and directions closely but was disappointed with the dough consistency...kept falling apart...difficult to handle"
"excellent recipe. this is real biscotti - i'm sick of seeing recipes for "biscotti" with butter or oil in them. they are supposed to be very firm & crunchy - like these - not soft. very good recipe. thank you."
"Very good. I added mint and vanilla extract and dark chocolate chips. Awesome."
"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!! :)"