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Toasted Coconut Biscotti

Toasted Coconut Biscotti

Tweet This rich, buttery, coconut cookie recipe was inspired by a family wedding that took place in Kauai this past February. Just as toasting nuts brings out their flavor, the same is true when toasting coconut, while also adding a distinctive crunchy texture. Paired with budino di ricotta, a luscious cold pudding, this would make […]

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Baci di Dama

Tweet Perugina, the renowned Italian confectionery icon, is Italy’s most beloved chocolate maker. On Valentine’s Day in 1922, Luisa Spagnoli, the co-founder, created their signature candy. Baci, meaning kisses in Italian, is the luscious chocolate and hazelnut confection that comes in the blue and silver foil-wrapping with the “special” love note tucked inside. Baci di […]

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Brown Butter Fig Biscotti

Tweet Toasting the almonds and browning the butter is the key to what gives these nutty, buttery cookies their depth of flavor and richness. Sometimes I add a smear of mascarpone and a dab of fig jam. This is my favorite “breakfast” biscotti!       Ingredients: 9 Tablespoons  butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup […]

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Holiday Spice Biscotti

Tweet Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what holidays are made of. I can’t imagine holiday baking without the aromatic fragrances that our favorite spices provide. Spices are derived from plants. You probably are aware that cinnamon is bark and ginger is a root but, did you know that cloves are flower buds and […]

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Fig Walnut & Chocolate Biscotti

Tweet A few dried figs with a handful of nuts is a favorite afternoon snack of mine. The natural sugar of the fruit gives me quick energy while the healthy fat in the nuts keeps hunger at bay until the next meal. Since they taste great together and they are pantry staples, I thought why […]

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Pistachio & Candied Orange Biscotti

Tweet Throughout the Middle Ages, the pistachios eaten by Sicilians came from eastern Sicily, where they are still grown, particularly around Mount Etna and in the Bronte area. They are used in many types of recipes from risotto to desserts, as well as mixed with breadcrumbs and used as a coating for fish, chicken, meat […]

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Brown Butter Biscotti

Tweet I rarely order biscotti in a restaurant as I am usually disappointed. If one happens to find its way to my table, it is only because the biscotto (singular) has accompanied my coffee and rests flavorless on the saucer. However, I recently enjoyed a very tasty one with un caffe in a rather unlikely […]

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Almond Cookies

Tweet In Sicily, these flour-less, macaroon-like morsels are known as cassettine. Requiring only a few ingredients, they are quick to put together and just in time for Saint Joseph’s Day (March 19th). Other almond biscotti for your enjoyment are Italian Wedding Cookies, Pinoli, Almond Ravioli Cookies and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Biscotti.   Ingredients: 1 cup blanched […]

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Venetian Lace

Tweet Also, called Florentines, (they originally came from Florence, Italy) these cookies are a Tuscan Christmas classic. Because they contain no flour, they are really more confection-like than cookie. They are crisp, wafer-thin and as delicate looking as a snowflake … or Venetian lace. The three versions in the picture use the same cookie batter, […]

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Italian Wedding Cookies

Tweet The plate I have chosen to serve these  tender, snowy-white, crumbly cookies, was a wedding gift given to my great grandmother in 1904. (It seemed appropriate). The cookies are very popular and make their appearance at many other occasions, especially during the Christmas holidays. These cookies exist in other cultures as well and you […]

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