Biscotti, which in Italian means ‘twice baked’, are wonderful crunchy biscuits traditionally served with strong coffee or sweet dessert wine.
They’re actually really simple to make and you can give them a personal touch by adding different types of nuts, chocolate or dried fruit. Biscotti are excellent as homemade gifts as they keep really well in an airtight container; if you can bear to share that is.
The dough can easily be made by hand and requires only basic baking skills. It is then shaped into a log and baked once then sliced and baked again to dry out. You can even drizzle or dip your biscotti in melted chocolate after they have cooled down.