This biscotti recipe has been in my repertoire for years… so many years, in fact, that I can’t even remember when I came up with it. And, though I have countless versions of this recipe, this one is my husband’s favorite. So I end up making it more often than any of the others.
When it comes to the holidays, I often venture in baking dozens of these to give to family and friends – a labor of love for sure, but I think that efforts from our kitchens always make the best gifts.
The one thing I must mention, though, is that you’re not likely to break your teeth on one of these biscotti. They’re snappy for sure, but not rock-hard! I like my biscotti to be dry but crumbly, and so the recipe has evolved to give me these exact results. A very dear friend, who now lives near Venice, calls them “biscotti for the elderly!” It’s a name that has stuck in my mind, and which he didn’t mean as an insult… quite the contrary. It just means that nibbling on them is that much more pleasurable.
So enjoy these delicate and super-tasty morsels. May they find their way into your holiday gift baskets.
Disclaimer: As always, my point of view is my own. I do not accept samples, and have no commercial relationship with any product, food or wine company.