"Biscotti", what a lovely name!, and I thought I could never make them, they *sounded* way too exotic, but all thanks to Vera I have a jar sitting on the table, all crisp, nutty and sweet and I just love them!
I took some to work and the reaction was unbelievable, everyone said that they tasted just like the one's you would get at the bakery, I was so happy and proud.This will definitely be my favorite baked goodie for all times :).
I decided to make a small quantity first with the ingredients I had, and then once I had got the hang of it, bake larger quantities, I also sliced one log diagonally and one into straight slices, which resulted in smaller biscotti.
To make these you require (adapted from here)-
(makes 8 large ones and about 20 small bite size one's)
- Sugar-1/2 cup
- Butter(salted)-60 gms
- All purpose flour-1 and 1/4 cup
- Baking powder-3/4 tsp
- Orange flower water/Orange flavor- a few drops
- Pure vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
- Almonds-a handful
- Raisins-a handful
- Zest of 1 orange.