Biscotti is Italian and literally means twice baked, this is how you get their dry, crisp texture. Biscotti is traditionally served with a cup of coffee or tea. Some people like dipping it into hot chocolate, no matter how you like to eat them, they can be found in all sorts of flavors.
|Unsalted butter, melted
All purpose flour
Egg white, lightly beaten (for brushing)
Preheat oven to 350◦F.
- Beat melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixer bowl. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, stir until just combined.
- Add in walnuts and raisins, stir well to combine.
Form mixture into a log or divide mixture into two smaller logs.
- Place on a lined baking tray and brush with egg white.
- Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until light golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes.
- Place the log on the cutting board, using a sharp knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2-inch thick slices. Arrange the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Return biscotti to the oven and bake until they are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Transfer the biscotti to a rack and cool completely.
- Traditional Cranberry Biscotti (gastronomiette.wordpress.com)