08 June 2011

A No-Fuss Fancy Treat

 This basic biscotti recipe is a winner. Very simple and a good canvas for any yummy goody you want to add. (I drizzled w/ melted chocolate, but wouldn't lemon peel be divine?)

Biscotti is a classic accompanyment to tea or coffee and, since they freeze so well, nice to have on hand to serve to a last minute guest. (Or in my case today, to finish baking when the guests arrive!) Just make sure you are going to be home for a bit. While easy-pease, these treats require a bake, a cool, a slice, and a rebake.

No-Fuss Basic Biscott

Mix well:
• 1/2 c. canola oil
• 1 c. sugar
• 1 T almond or anise extract

Add in:
• 3.25 c. flour
• 3 eggs
• 1 T baking powder

If you wish:
• lemon peel, chopped cranberries, dates, pistachios, almonds.

Divide sticky dough into two lumps and fashion into squashed logs on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 - 30 minutes. Cool for a bit and slice. Place back on the baking sheet and bake at 325 for about 8 minutes on each side. (Bake less or more depending on how crunchy you like your cookie!)


  1. You make biscotti sounds so simple and easy. Last time I tried making it, it was hard enough to break our teeth. I *think* you've inspired me to give it another go.

  2. Yum! This sounds like a good project for my kids and I to do during the summer.