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Biscotti 1

Cuisine: Italian
Courses: Dessert
Serves: 36 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 3/4 cups 109g / 3.8ozFlour
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking powder
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBaking soda
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlSalt
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozButter - sweet, softened
1 cup 198g / 7ozSugar
2   Egg
1 tablespoon 15mlLemon peel - grated
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlVanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAlmond extract
1 1/2 cups 355mlPine nuts
2 teaspoons 10mlAnise seed - (crushed)

Recipe Instructions

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Cream margarine, add sugar, beat in eggs one at a time until light. Add flour mixture and blend well. Blend in lemon peel and vanilla and almond extracts. Mix in pine nuts and anise seed . Mix until just blended. Cover dough and chill about 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 2 baking sheets. Divide dough into 4 pieces. Flour hands and roll each piece into 1 1/2 inch round log. DOUGH IS STICKY. Put 2 logs on each baking sheet - spaced about 4 inches apart. Bake until tops are lightly browned or about 18 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets.

Transfer logs to a cutting board. Cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Put cut side down on baking sheet. Bake about another 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Mario Batali


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