But sometimes I like a little treat/sustenance with my tea or coffee. Enter the biscotti. Basically a crisp cookie that cafes will try to sell for $2 a pop. Perfect for dunking, but not perfect for my pocketbook. So here is a basic recipe for biscotti that you can flavor as you choose. This batch I made with some homemade orange extract, the recipe for which you can find here.
To make the biscotti, you will need:
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon flavoring (vanilla, orange, almond, or anise extract)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
Beat oil, sugar, eggs, and flavoring in a bowl until blended. Slowly stir in flour and baking powder until a dough is formed. Divide in half. Form each half into roll or log and roll as long as your cookie sheet. Place each roll on a greased or parchment covered cookie sheet. Press down the top of each roll until they are ½ inch think and flat on top.
Bake at 375 F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven; allow to cool until cool enough to handle. Remove from cookie sheet and cut each log, at an angle, into ½ inch slices.
Place the slices cut side down back on the baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes; flip the slices over and bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Store in an air-tight container. Enjoy with a hot cup of coffee or tea during a study break.
- The Pink One