If you’ve ever looked up a biscotti recipe, chances are you figured it was too much work. Let me tell you, for the prices that places like Starbucks charge for their biscotti, it’s worth making it at home!
As it turns out, it isn’t difficult or even that time consuming to make your own biscotti. I had an abundance of limes in my fridge, so I decided to go with lime biscotti, altering a basic recipe and turning it into something totally delicious. You could easily substitute lemon juice if you don’t have lime and it will still turn out fabulous. Our biscotti was gone the same day, but I would recommend storing it in an airtight container to keep it crisp if yours makes it through the night.
makes approx. 18
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup white sugar
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 T. lime juice
1 tsp. lime zest
Preheat the oven to 350°.
In a bowl, beat all the wet ingredients until well mixed. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. At this point, you could add raisins, chocolate chips, dried currents or nuts, if desired.
The dough will be quite thick at this point, like sugar cookie dough. Divide it in half and roll into a log about the length of your cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with your hand, on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Repeat with the other half.
Bake at 350° for about 25 min. Remove from the heat and cool on wire racks, careful not to break the cookies.
Once they are cool enough to touch, slice them diagonally. I found that a bread knife worked best. Lay the slices, cut side up, on the baking sheet and then put the tray back in the oven for 12 minutes, just to toast the biscotti. Let cool or serve hot with your favorite beverage. These ones go particularly well with tea.
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