Let me just tell you how much I love biscotti. There is nothing better on these chilly mornings than dunking a crunchy slice of biscotti into a steamy hot cup of coffee. As a pastry chef, I have baked many different recipes for biscotti, but for some reason, a really good recipe for these crunchy Italian cookies is hard to find. Chef Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami FL makes a version that is not your mama’s biscotti. It is full of whole almonds, chunks of chocolate, and has just a hint of tangerine. These cookies have a rich flavor and a crisp & chewy texture that isn’t too dry (an unfortunate fate that awaits many a biscotti).
Biscotti are cookies that originated in Italy. They are baked twice to produce a crisp texture, perfect for dunking. Throughout Italy, biscotti are served in the afternoon and into the evening with vin santo. In Spain, they like to dunk their biscotti in muscat wine. Chef Goldsmith’s biscotti are so delicious, we think you are going to want to eat them Italian style, Spanish style, or any style for that matter—morning, noon, and night.
Extreme Chocolate Biscotti
from Chef Hedy Goldsmith of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink in Miami, Florida
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