By 1Steve on September 16, 2002
Photo by Judy from Hawaii
Photo by Judy from Hawaii
"Delicious Italian Biscotti recipe that tastes like a cup of fresh cappuccino. Great as a Christmas gift too. Just wrap a biscotto in cellophane and tie with a bow."
Serving Size: 1 (886 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Ok.. yes... 5-star..BUT.. I made my 'rectangle' 5-inches x 10-inches. As AnnB said.. I would also split the dough and make two logs out of it. I used an 11x17 pan and used wet hands to shape the batter. If you want huge beautiful biscotti (like 1Steve says).. just make one loaf.. but.. I like to share with many coworkers and a dozen just won't cut it. So I would make 2 loaves side by side on a large cookie sheet. Oooohhhhh.. and how about dipping half in melted white chocolate?"
"These are wonderful, and so much better than packaged biscotti in the store. Very easy to make, next time I will divide the dough into two long pieces, as the edges were done before the center. My whole family loves it, even our Westie terrier who wants biscotti instead of milkbones."
"Very good, it was my first attempt at making biscotti and my whole family raved about them (I gave them out with other goodies for x-mas), and my grandma is now hooked on these and the double chocolate chunk that I made, she even said that they were much better than store-bought!!! (i also didnt used the cinnamom bark since i couldn't find it)"
"This was my first time making biscotti and I was amazed at how easy they are to make. I bought a bag of the cinnamon chips for these and I'm glad I did. They were wonderful. I was going to share but I don't think so now. Thanks Steve."
"These are fantastic. First time I'd tried cinnamon chips.. ohhh la la... anyway these are to die for, will make again and again.. Thanks for a great recipe."
"Wow! This the best biscotti I've ever had and that includes the stuff I've made! I used double the coffee granules because I wasn't sure how many years old they were and I've never heard of cinnamon chips. Used just choc chips. I'm going looking for a supplier of the cinnamon. Great recipie, easy, tasty. A keeper. And the ones that broke were good without being dried. I'll use these this next Xmas."
"Steve I just made your biscotti, I can only dream how they would taste if I would have been able to use the cinnamon chips,(I love cinnamon)They are wonderful! Made them for an Italian theme dinner party tomorrow night and just know they will be a succes."
"Thanks for posting this one, Steve! I don't think we can get cinnamon chips in Canada so I subbed more chocolate chips. That's the only ingredient change I made. Also, I prefer regular sized biscotti, so I made my usual 2 logs (13" long by 2 1/2" wide). I only have a conventional oven so I baked them at 350 degrees for 25 min then another 20 minutes after slicing...they were perfect! I prefer crisp-hard biscotti as opposed to the rock-hard, MUST be dunked kind and these fit the bill. Thanks again. M&Mers "
"I have made similar biscotti recipes many, many times in a standard oven. One very important suggestion that I may offer is this: AFTER PREPARING THE DOUGH, PLACE IT ON THE BAKING SHEETS, LINED WITH PARCHMENT PAPER, AND REFRIGERATE FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 (ONE) HOUR. Immediately after that, bake for about 25 minutes; remove from oven and let cool for to minutes. Then slice and place sideways as you return the biscotti to the oven to bake for approx. 10 minutes on one side; remove and turnover to the other side and bake 10 minutes. This technique will: a) discourage excessive spreading of dough b) prevent dough from being underdone or too soft. Also, the parchment paper helps in preventing burning on the bottoms of biscotti. <br/><br/>I have fine tuned this technique with consistent success. Good luck and enjoy!"
"If I knew biscotti were so easy to make, I'd have made them years ago! WONderful recipe!! Ironically, I did not have any chocolate chips on hand but had a hearty supply of cinnamon chips, so I used double cinnamon and no chocolate. I also substituted finely chopped walnuts instead of pecans only because that's what I had handy. Bumping the conventional oven up to 350 degrees and keeping the same bake time worked out just fine, and I also split the dough into two loaves. Someone mentioned using melted white chocolate to "repair" any broken pieces, which sounded brilliant!! I will remember that tip for next time! LOVED this recipe. Thank you for sharing. :)"
"If I could give over 5 stars, I would!! These are AWESOME...ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!! I've made it 3 times since Jan 2, 2010! They are so good I've doubled the recipe because they go so quickly (actually the last time I made them I tripled the recipe). I didn't think I'd find the cinnamon chips but found them in Albertsons Supermarket, they're made by Hershey's so look for the dark bag. The only change I've made is use a HEAPING tablespoonful of instant espresso. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS RECIPE!!!!"
"Great recipe! I did not have an convection oven, so instead of upping the time, I just decreased the size of the biscotti, and it turned out crispy and delicious! I would say that if you don't have the cinnamon chips, up the cinnamon by another 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon...mine came out a little non-cinnamon tasting! They're still delish though! Thanks for posting!"
"let's just say I have to make this again because it seems to have disappeared. I couldn't find cinnamon chips either so I just went with all chocolate. Next time I'll divide the dough in 2 before baking for easier handling (only 1 broke so no problem with the recipe) Drizzled semi sweet chocolate over. Definitely down for more of these! Thanks for sharing"
"This is hands down the best recipe I've found on recipezaar, and I've been hanging around here for a couple of years now. So easy to whip up, heavenly smells throughout the house, and divine flavor. I liked it best with milk, he liked it best with coffee. The first batch, we followed the recipe exactly. The second batch, we made gluten free using a mix of all purpose GF flour, rice flour and almond flour. I can barely tell a difference between the regular and GF versions. Both were excellent. Thanks so much, 1steve!"
"Oh my gosh we these good! This is my first attempt at making biscotti and they came out wonderful. I didn't have the cinnamon chip and just added more of the chocolate chips and they came out WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for a simple recipe to follow for a first time biscotti maker! I will continue to make these instead of stopping and buying one with a cup of coffee on the way to work."
"First time I ever made a biscotti!!! Soo delicious, definitely will make them again!! Thank you!"
"This is fantastic! My family loved it and I have made it several times. I cannot find cinnamon chips so I double the chocolate chips. I am use almonds to replace the nuts. Great flavor and easy to make!"
"greatl cookie! unique and delicious...wonderful texture and taste."
"I have NEVER made a biscotti before, and these are to die for! I altered the recipe because of my limitation on ingredients, and they turned out great! I used one entire regular sized bag of the mini chips, because I didn't have cinnamon chips, or nuts. I also used chocolate mocha coffee grounds, instead of instant coffee, and I thought maybe they wouldn't turn out, but they are so good! I also dipped one side of them in chocolate. These were a huge hit with my co-workers, and my family! I would definitely make them again."
"Good flavor but they would not hold together. I was making these for gifts and just wasted a lot of time and ingredients. Followed the recipe exactly. Not sure why all the 5 star ratings when people are patching the together with melted chocolate. Wish I had read more first."