Friday, August 3, 2012

Getting Rid of my Backups -- Biscotti

I'm trying to get through my backlog of less-than-stellar pictures, in order to force myself to edit all the RAW format pictures I have waiting on my computer for future posts. This is a recipe that's been waiting for MONTHS to see the light of day. I think it was still winter when I made these!

Anyways, thought I'd do a quick post before the weekend, as I'll be off to my beloved city of Boston until Sunday. Have a lovely weekend, all. See you next week :)

(Used Mark Bittman's recipe in his actual book, but Googled and found it here so I didn't have to type it all out...which would be impossible to do anyway since the book is at my friend's house and not in my hands.)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pistachios, almonds, or nuts of choice -- I used both plus some coconut shavings, you can also use dried fruit

Preheat oven to 375.With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until well-combined, light and fluffy. (We used a food processor). Add eggs, one at a time, beating until incorporated; add extract and beat until incorporated. Add your mix-ins.

Butter and flour two cookie sheets. Divide dough in half and shape each into a log about 2" wide. Bake until logs are golden and beginning to crack on top, 30 minutes. Remove from oven and drop temperature to 250.

When loaves are cool enough to touch, slice each into 1/2-inch slices, on the diagonal.

Return the slices to the baking sheets and bake at 250 for another 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.Cool on wire racks.


  1. I've never made biscotti before but this looks doable for me! And where have I been all this time...pistachios??? Um, YES! One of my favorite nuts. Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Those photos are awesome! I want to reach out and grab the biscotti!

  3. Just found your blog and I love it! Always nice to find some more young cooks :) These biscotti's look amazing! I love how there are pistachios in them (love 'em!) I haven't made a biscotti yet but I'm definitely looking forward to it this winter!

  4. I need to catch up on all the lonely photos hanging out on my computer, too. I'm embarrassed to say how long some of them have been there.

    Your site looks great, btw. Also, I wanted to tell that in January (I know that's a while off, but...) I'll be hosting Food 'n Flix at my place with The Hunger Games as my movie choice. I thought you'd probably join in for that one! =)

  5. Biscotti is the best! My Mom and I make dozens and dozens of them around Christmas to give out in addition to cookies - so yummy!

  6. Oooh biscotti with pistachios? Sounds tasty! (and reminds me of Christmas!) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  7. Mmmmm...I love biscotti! This one looks great...I bet it would be delicious with the pistachios! :)

  8. I really need to try my hand at making biscotti. I enjoy them, but have not ever made them before. I really love pistachios, so these look great to me!

  9. I wish I had one with my coffee right now...!

  10. These look gorgeous! I love these!!! Awesome pictures :)

  11. These look gorgeous! I love these!!! Awesome pictures :)