MAKING HOMEMADE BISCOTTI

Carol and I love to make homemade biscotti.  Biscotti is the perfect cookie to serve with a cup of coffee or tea.  The batter is simple, usually just eggs, nuts, sugar, flour and flavorings.  

Chocolate batter 

We made two flavors–chocolate and almond.  Here is the batter for the chocolate….

Almond dough 

Almond dough……

Almond loaf 

The batter is separated into two loaves, and baked.

Chocolate loaf 

Chocolate getting ready for the oven..

Cooked loaf almond 

Finished almond loaves…

Toasting almond 

After the loaves are baked, they are cut into individual cookies, then baked again…

Better cooling rack
Cooling after second baking….

Finished chocolate 

Chocolate just out of the oven.

Finshed almond and chocolate 

Here are the recipes…

chocolate biscotti

almond
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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22 Responses
  • Carissa June 30, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    These look amazing!!! I am a celiac [so no flour] and I make a lot of baked goods but have never made biscotti… I am totally trying it now!!! Thanks for sharing I will let you know how I do!
    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  • Jen Smith June 30, 2010 at 6:44 PM

    I love biscotti!
    I will have to try to make these….
    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  • eva June 30, 2010 at 7:06 PM

    OMFG no way!! those look so professional!! lol. i can’t even make a decent chocolate chip cookie without screwing it up

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  • Sarah M. Winchester June 30, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    Ooo those look great. I may have to try a gluten free version. It looks like it could translate well.

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  • mr. freddy's mom June 30, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    I am getting hungry already seeing a biscotti!
    I would love to try one, Hmmmmm…..

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  • Kiki June 30, 2010 at 9:44 PM

    Wooow, look so YUMMY!
    I am not good at baking anything…

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  • Kazuko June 30, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    wow, that looks yum – and so professional! :)

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  • Sophia July 01, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    yummy!!! It look so delicious! <3
    http://skiepies.blogspot.com/

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  • dallasDECORUM July 01, 2010 at 1:49 AM

    I make homemade biscotti for Christmas gifts for all of my vendors and office peeps…it really is worth it to make it from scratch – makes a world of difference!

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  • Caddy July 01, 2010 at 2:05 AM

    They look great!

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  • Perth Lawyers July 01, 2010 at 2:41 AM

    I am totally into that chocolate one.gee…so yummy

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  • Nienke July 01, 2010 at 3:25 AM

    Oh wow! I’m getting hungry already!

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  • Sheila July 01, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    In Italy we call these cantuccini, and they come from Prato, where the recipe is slightly different: instead of extra egg whites they use extra egg yolks; no vanilla is used; and to be ultra traditional, no leavening or rising agent is used. They are best with a desert wine called vin santo.I am not a fan of egg yolks, so I think I would prefer your recipe to the traditional one! Thanks for this culinary idea!

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  • Catherine at Littlehouse of Style July 01, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    I used to make these with my Italian grandmother. Your photos really brought me back. I will have to try out your receipts!

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  • Kimberley July 01, 2010 at 10:44 PM

    Thankyou for the recipes, I can’t wait to try the chocolate one, looks yummo!

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  • revital July 02, 2010 at 7:15 AM

    oh wow!!!! it look sooooo good!
    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

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  • Erin July 02, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    It’s fun to see you do some cooking! I’m a foodie myself so it’s fun to see your blog with some flour on it!

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  • judy@judyaldridge.com July 02, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    Sheila–I prefer the one with more egg whites!

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  • Christina July 02, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    oh wow, i never even though that you could make biscotti by hans, it looks so difficult!
    I love Fairway’s almond biscotti, but i bet it is even better handmade!

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  • Miss K July 05, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    Those look delicious! If I made them, they would not turn out the same…
    http://carlandtheprepster.blogspot.com/

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  • Georgia July 06, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Looks delicious! Gotta make a nut free version. Thanks for posting!
    Georgia
    http://stylesasquatch.blogspot.com

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  • Jayde Pingol July 06, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    impressive! i’ve been looking at your blog for so long now, i didn’t know you can make a lean mean biscotti and pizzas!

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