THE FRIDAY FOODIE
Beautiful Biscotti

 H ow many times have you walked into your favorite coffee shop and added beautiful Biscotti to your order?  Too many times to count?  Me too.

I just love the taste of crispy biscotti and recently decided to try making it myself at home.

Biscotti table


Biscotti, is actually a lot easier to make than I initially thought.

Throughout this post, I'll show you how to make this classic delicious treat with a chocolate twist.

almond biscottiOf course, you can make biscotti with or without nuts but the recipe I used called for almonds (or hazelnuts).

You can click the following link for a PDF download for this ALMOND BISCOTTI RECIPE.

almonds
First thing you'll want to do is lightly toast the almonds which heightens the flavor of the nut.

Slice the almonds in half and bake them in a 350-degree oven for about 7-8 minutes.

toated almonds

Please refer to the ALMOND BISCOTTI RECIPE for the other required ingredients.

Mix ingredients according to the recipe to make the dough and then shape the dough into a log about 3-4-inches in wide and about a foot long.

shaping biscotti

Bake the log in a 325-degree oven for about 45-minutes or or until the toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool on  arack for about 15-20-minutes.

biscotti log

Use a serrated knife to cut the cooled biscotti on the diagonal.  

After cutting, bake the slices for another 10-15-minutes ro until golden brown.

biscotti slices

slices of biscotti

A chocolate dip is optional but when it comes to chocolate I welcome the opportunity to add it to any recipe.  Don't you?

Melt the chocolate and then dip half of each slice. 

After dipping, immediately sprinkle chopped almonds over the chocolate.

dipping biscotti

Set each slice of biscotti aside onto wax paper and allow to harden.

biscotti and chocolate

Now doesn't this look delicious? 

Aren't you ready to take a bite?

nut covered biscotti

almonds biscotti

 Store your homemade biscotti in an airtight container until ready to serve.

  serving biscotti

tea and biscotti
I'm including this photo because I just love the little heart-shaped sugar cubes.

Sweet and sweet looking.

heart shaped sugar cubes

Told you biscotti was a cinch to make.

It's oh-so tasty too.

Homemade biscotti

 
Hope you're inspired to try making your own biscotti.

See you next week.

 

WANT MORE TASTY INSPIRATION

Pop over to Bonnie and Trish's link party at Uncommon Designs for great recipes, DIY ideas and crafts.

 

COMING UP ON TUESDAY

I'll have details on a beautiful new digital magazine launch that I think you're going to love. My blogging buddy, Jennifer Carroll from Celebrating Everyday Life (she's also a fellow finalist in the Country Living Blogger Awards/Lifestyle Category) is all set to reveal her new dig-mag next week and I'm thrilled to be a regular contributor to the publication. 

Coming up on Tuesday (4/9) I'll have more on the premeier issue which is jammed packed with more than 200 pages of beautiful photos, DIY projects and inspiration.

Hope you pop by again next week. 

  • Kisha

    Lisa I do love Biscotti and have not had any in a while. I’m going to find the time to try this recipe. It looks delish! Thanks for sharing another treasure.

  • Nana Banana

    I’m making this goodie tomorrow. Thanks for the tutorial. Regards, Nana Banana

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