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Updated February 14, 2005

 

BISCOTTI by Innocenza Presta

Submitted by Stephanie Presta

6 eggs

3 heaping teaspoons baking powder
cup sugar

cup toasted sliced almonds
tsp salt

4 - 5 cups flour (as needed)
1 tsp anise extract

1 tsp. anise seeds (optional, but good)
cup vegetable oil

 

Beat eggs well. Add sugar, oil, extract and salt. Stir together baking powder and flour in a separate bowl, add into sugar mixture with almonds and anise seeds. Mix well, then turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll into two equal size logs. Slightly flatten logs and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool about 10 minutes. Slice logs diagonally, in slices. Place slices back on cookie sheet flat side down and bake for 10-15 more minutes, until golden brown. Cookie will be slightly soft.

Stephanie's comments:  I enjoyed reading the webpage with the recipes on it, and i remember my great grandma making those easter egg breads too! i know there has been a biscotti craze here for the last 10 years or so and that might be the reason why you don't have any biscotti recipes listed. but i would like to offer great grandma's biscotti recipe, the best there ever was! i judge all biscotti by this recipe, they are soft and have anise in them. yum! the original copy of this recipe listed "bacon powder" as an ingredient- obviously english wasn't her first language

 

 

 

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