Introduction: How to Make Biscotti

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A simple guide to make delicious biscotti, and Italian cookie.

Step 1: Prep Work

Gather the following for about 14 - 17 Biscotti

2 cups flour, normal all-use
3/4 cups fine pure cane sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of unsalted butter
About 2 1/2 teaspoons of almond extract
Desired add ins (one cup should be good)

Electric mixer.
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Cutting board
Cooling rack

Note: leave stick of butter out in a room about 70 - 76 degrees (room temp) for 3 - 5 hours.

Step 2: Cream

Pre-heat oven to 350 degree F.

Using an electric mixer put the stick of butter and the sugar in and put on low speed until combined to form a grainy cream.

Step 3: Eggs

Add in the eggs, beating until combined after each.

Step 4: Floury

Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a seperate bowl then combine with the butter mixture.

Step 5: Form

Place parchment paper over the baking sheet, not to much hanging over the edges, about half an inch.

Once you have added in your add-on ingredients then for the dough into a rectangle about one inch thick and three inches wide on the parchment paper.

Step 6: Baking

Place the loaf in the oven for about twenty minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

Take out, transfer the loaf and parchment paper to cutting board without breaking it.

Let cool for half an hour

Cut the loaf up diagonaly into 3/4 of an inch thick pieces.

Place new sheet of parchment paper on the baking sheet and put slices on it face down.

Put back in oven for 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how crisp you like them.

Step 7: Take Out and Cool

Take them out and transfet to a cooling rack. let cool for 20 minutes.

serve with coffe unless you do extra credit.

Step 8: Extra Credit!

Melt some chocolate (guide coming soon) and dip the biscotti in it, then let cool over night at room temp. This is dessert biscotti and is served with a sweet coffe, dessert wine, or other creative idea.


fegundez1 (author)2011-09-30

I just came across your instructable how this one evaded me for so long is unbelieveable! Instructables live on !

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doublefry (author)2008-04-13

just some tips. try listing the ingredients in the order that they are going to appear in the recipe. also try putting some pics in every step so ppl can see what their biscotti's should look as they go. otherwise nice instructable and those biscottis look delicious!

Mr. Brownie (author)doublefry2009-09-05


Tobita (author)2008-02-24

in saudi arabia, i used to eat 3 1/3 foot biscotti for breakfast.

tercero (author)2008-02-20

I like mine with a little orange and lemon zest thrown in. I also throw in some dried sweetened cranberries and slivered almonds or pistachios.

mgayoub (author)2007-04-09

Biscotti rules so much.

Hoopajoo (author)2006-11-09

I'm making it as we speak and it smells out of this world! The batter was awesome too! One question, when do you add the almond extract? I didn't add it on this batch. I added sliced almonds instead.

campa44 (author)Hoopajoo2006-11-12

I add it with the sugar and butter after they have been creamed, the almond extract is mainly for smell.

zofo300 (author)2006-10-16

man my mom made sum differnt recipe though but taste awsome

campa44 (author)zofo3002006-10-17

Really, I like this one because of its ease, the easiest I have ever done by far.

phinch (author)2006-10-03

that sounds yummy!

campa44 (author)phinch2006-10-03

It really is, I'm ganna make some more tonight along with a guide on melting chocolate. Try it. P.S. thats a pic of chocolate- chip Biscotti, one of my favorite, but almond is also really good.

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