Monday, July 28, 2014


I was searching for a light anise biscotti recipe and found one that looked easy enough, even though you didn't make logs like I normally do but put the batter in a 9x11 pan and spread it out. Ok.. I'll give that a try. They had no butter or oil and were as hard as rocks, break your teeth hard but the flavor was there. So I set out to perfect the recipe and here it goes. Easy and delicious. 4 Eggs and 1 and 1/3 cup sugar,and 1/4 cup vegetable oil. Beat together in a bowl with a spoon. Add 2 cups flour, 1 t. baking powder, 2 heaping teaspoons of anise seeds or extract and 1/2 cup of ground almonds or walnuts. If you don't like anise, then add vanilla and some lemon rind or lemon extract. You can skip the nuts but I think they add a great texture and flavor. Mix well and pour into the sprayed baking pan. Oven should be preheated at 375. Spread the batter with wet spoon so it covers the pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cut into slices. See my photo for reference. Then with a spatula, pick them up and put them on a cookie sheet to brown. Pop back into oven for 15 minutes. Turn off oven and let the sit in there another 10 min or so till browned and dried. Enjoy with coffee. Let me know how you like them.