As a first time baker of biscotti I love this recipe. I tried few different things and wanted to write down the recipe to share. So to make regular traditional biscottis you will need~
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 tablespoon of anise extract
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
3 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
In one bowl mix together the oil, eggs, sugar, and extract. In another bowl mix together the flour and baking powder. Then add the flour baking powder mix to the egg mix and mix till dough forms. This is where I almost broke my hand mixer....I suggest using a kitchen aid if you have one but if not use a big medal spoon. It doesn't become sticky and tough to mix. Now I did not see this anywhere but let me say the dough should be sticky!! Do not add more flour! If you want you can place the dough in the fridge before the next part for 15 mins. should make it a little easier to work with.
then next step is to spray your cooking tray with a non stick spray, then split the dough into two parts. Roll out the dough so it is as long as the tray and press down till it is about a 1/2 thick. Then bake at 375 for about 30 mins. Once done let it cool then cut it into 1/2 slices. Lay the pieces one side up and bake again for 8 mins each side.
Other ways to add to this recipe~
If you like fruit in your biscottis when you mix the egg and things into the first bowl add in dried fruit of your choosing. (You would add at the same time if you wanted to add any kind of nuts)
If you want chocolate dipped biscottis it is way easier then people make it seem! In a pot melt some chocolate chips over low/med. heat. Make sure to stir often so it does not burn. Then just dip or drizzle the chocolate over the biscottis....or dip the bottom in the chocolate so you have chocolate the whole time you eat :)
*Make sure to let the chocolate cool before storing away...I did not that is why mines look so messy...I was hungry....*
For the holiday time, try adding white chocolate drizzle with colorful sprinkles.