My favorite homemade biscotti is this cranberry almond biscotti recipe. My friend, Masha, is the person who introduced me to making biscotti at home. I'm forever changed!
I remember thinking that biscotti is one of those fancy recipes, that takes a lot of time to make. Quite the contrary. It's unbelievably simple to make biscotti at home because the base is just olive oil, sugar, flour, eggs, salt, and baking powder. It's easy to customize biscotti by just adding different nuts, chocolate, and dried fruit.
What I love about biscotti is that it's a breakfast and snack all rolled into one. I really like having this cranberry almond biscotti recipe with some Egyptian tea and mint.
Tips For Making Cranberry Almond Biscotti
- Double batch the recipe to put some in the freezer. I typically make a double batch of biscotti and will either freeze half or give some away to friends and family.
- Wet hands when shaping the log. The batter is sticky, so wet hands help to keep the batter off your hands. Also, the wet hands make it easier to shape the log.
- Bake the biscotti a second time after it's been sliced. Once the log has finished cooking, slice the biscotti. Turn the sliced biscotti pieces on their side and bake a second time.
- Add the lemon zest. Even though this ingredient is optional, it goes so well with this biscotti recipe.
Variations For Homemade Biscotti
If you want to change things up a bit, you can play around with the combinations below:
- sliced almonds, cranberries, and lemon zest (this recipe)
- whole hazelnuts and semi-sweet chocolate chips
- shredded coconut and sliced almonds
- pistachios, cranberries, and lemon zest (my second favorite recipe)
- macadamia nuts and lime zest
- macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips
You get the point. Typically the ratios that work best are ½ cup of a sweet and 1 ½ cups of a nut. You can play around with the ratios for what you like the best.
Biscotti originated in Italy.
Biscotti tastes like a crunchy cookie or sweet biscuit.
Biscotti goes well with coffee or espresso drinks, like this almond cream keto latte. Also, some people eat biscotti with warm tea.
How to Store Biscotti
Biscotti can be frozen! I love freezer-friendly food items. If you plan on eating the biscotti within 1 week, I recommend storing it in a glass container, like this one.