Biscotti is defined as a hard, usually nut flavored, twice-baked cookie of Italian origin.
When I was younger I wondered if the long cookies at the coffee shops were as delicious as they looked. When my curiosity finally got to me, I bought a chocolate biscotti and a hot chocolate. At the time I didn’t realize that it would be hard and crunchy. I was so disappointed.
A few years later (sometime in high school) some friends and I were at Starbucks, and everyone picked up a biscotti with their coffee. This is when I finally discovered the true purpose of biscotti, dunking in a delicious beverage. Coffee, hot chocolate, wine, frosting…you can dunk this crispy cookie in anything you want.
One cold snow day I was bored, and trying to think of a way to warm up my tiny apartment. As I sat around drinking coffee, I thought of things that didn’t require a grocery trip, but fulfilled my sweet tooth.
After a quick glance in my cabinet, I came up with chocolate coating and hazelnuts. I’m not sure what made me finally decide on biscotti but that’s what it was.
Making biscotti is simple, takes almost no time, and allows for creativity.
Don’t you love recipes like this? I do!
The ingredient list is short; baking soda, flour, salt, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. I always have all of these ingredients on hand, as I’m sure most of you do too. I added the [Read more...]