Biscotti means twice baked, a reference to the technique that gives these Italian biscuits their characteristically hard texture. Traditionally they are served after dinner, with a glass of Vin Santo for dipping, but they are also delicious with fresh fruit salad or a cup of coffee or tea at any time of day.
Substitute dried cherries or sultanas for the cranberries. * To make chocolate biscotti, replace the cranberries with 55 g (2 oz) coarsely chopped good dark chocolate (at least 70 per cent cocoa solids). Add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract when you whisk the egg and sugar.
Almonds provide a good source of protein and also contain several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E, several of the B-group vitamins, magnesium, copper, zinc, iron and phosphorus. They are a particularly useful source of calcium for people on dairy-free diets, and have been shown to be useful in diabetes as part of a healthy diet. * Both fresh and dried cranberries are a good source of vitamin C.
I fgound this a very straightforward recipe and the results are delicious. I roughly chopped the almonds and I made sure the egg and sugar were beaten as thoroughly as the recipe demanded. definitely one to do again and they would make a really nice gift. - 28 Oct 2012
THIS IS THE WORST RECIPE EVER! I made it but using a egg replacer and it just was a failure, and I know that its not the egg replacer's fault because I use it regularly in baking. But this unspecific and spontaneous method does no justice! - 02 Jan 2009