Honestly, who makes homemade biscotti?
Well, my Italian neighbor and friend does. A lot. Intimidating, right? I thought so too. Until she broke down the recipe for me. Minimal ingredients, no scary dough rolling, man – these aren’t as high maintenance as one would think.
The best part about them? Through B’s terrible year and a half of teething, we would stroll down a few blocks towards Annette’s home for a bit of relief which came from her darling dog, her fun toys, and these incredible biscottis. Think the. best. teething. biscuit you could give your toddler to gnaw on. B worked away at them and was, for that particular moment, incredibly happy.
Thank you Annette for sharing your grandmother’s recipe, and for the dozens you have given B over the years. I was oh so happy to recently make them for a dear friends shower who is marrying a true Tuscan Italian.
I know. Lucky ducks all around, right?
- 4 eggs
- 1 stick and a quarter stick of butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp anise
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cups sugar
- Mix together all ingredients until a dough forms. Roll into balls about the size of golf balls and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
- When done, slice each ball in half while still warm. Bake on each side for about 4-6 minutes, depending on your desired crispiness.