food

Biscotti

Italians live la dolce vita with breakfast cookies. They just call them biscottis.

food

Biscotti

Italians live la dolce vita with breakfast cookies. They just call them biscottis.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons ground anise seed
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups (175 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (250 grams) semolina flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add anise, olive oil, sugar, butter and eggs. Beat until smooth. Add the flour, semolina and baking powder. Mix by hand until a dough forms, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a rubber baking mat. Form it into a log that is 6 inches wide and about 12 inches long. (The width is more important than the length.)
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden around the edges but still a little soft on top.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool on a rack. Turn oven down to 350°F.
  6. Once cool, cut the biscotti into 3/4-inch pieces. Place them cut-side down on the baking sheet. Return them to the oven for an additional 20 minutes, or until the golden brown has created a lovely ring around each piece. Remove and allow to cool. Dunk in your coffee and enjoy.