Please do try these wonderful cinnamon/cardamom/honey biscotti topped with pine-nuts dunked in your café latte on a relaxed morning…although obviously around tea-time these little treats taste heavenly as well. (recipe below)
The original post and recipe can be found in Dutch here, but we spare you the hassle of Babble-fish…anyway: biscotti are a doodle to make, there really isn’t much to it! Substitute spices and/or ingredients to suit your taste, or better yet: post your favorite biscotti-ingredients in the comments below. We might be persuaded to try other sublime combo’s!
Basic dough: (makes about 28, depending on size)
450 gr. flour + 1 teaspoon bakingpowder + 1/4 teaspoon salt: mix.
3 eggs (medium, or 2 large ones) + 225 gr. sugar+ 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract: beat well.
Combine your flavorings with the egg/sugar mixture. Our top-choice is cinnamon (quite a lot), cardemon (about a tablespoon of whole pods, shelled and ground up), and two tablespoons of runny honey.
Mix with dry ingredients, the dough will likely be quite crumbly: don't stress, the biscotti will bake beautifully. Shape into two loaves, press the nuts on top and pop into preheated oven (175 dgr. cels.) for 30 minutes. Take out of oven, let the loaves rest for about ten minutes. Lower the heat in your oven to 165 dgr. celsius. Cut your loaves in pieces, as thick or thin as you please. We like 1 cm slices. Pop back in oven for 15 minutes or so and let cool completely before storing them in an airtight container.
Don't break your teeth, dunk is the word!