Selli`s Favorite Biscotti Recipe - Friends of Italy Society of Hawai`i
“I was not a baker nor big cook before
I had kids. Once you have kids you
realize that you want to feed them the
best healthy foods, and biscotti are a
good healthy snack. I love to bake
them soft for my kids but drier for me
to dunk in caffe latte. The crucial
moment is on the first baking when
you take them out from the oven. Let
the log rest, otherwise when you start
cutting you will have lots of broken
Selli Cito-Rodrigues (left) with her daughter, Erika.
SELLI’S FAVORITE BISCOTTI
BY SELLI CITO-RODRIGUES
2 and 1/2 cups of flour
2 teaspoon anise seed (optional)
1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix butter, sugar, orange
zest and all extracts. After mixture is smooth,
beat in eggs one at a time, add flour mixture
and finally the chopped almonds.
Divide dough into two logs and bake for 35
minutes. Remove logs, cool and cut into 1/3”
slices, cut diagonally. Place the cookies cutside down on the baking sheet and bake at 250
degrees for 30 minutes or until the biscotti are
dry enough to your liking.
Cool and store in a glass, ceramic or tin
1/2 to 1 cup chopped almonds