Biscotti are one of my favorite things to bake. Simple and straight forward. I had two recipes sitting on my counter that I wanted to bake. They’ve been sitting there for a few weeks now. One was a new one I found at King Arthur Flour, and the other was my very favorite, tried and true, Pepper-nut Biscotti from Amy Scherber of Amy’s Bread. I’m always looking for a new flavor, and since I only had time to bake one batch, I went with the recipe from King Arthur. I was up for something new, and this one just sounded perfect.
It was a great choice! They were very tasty with a tender crumb, and were loaded with dried tart cherries and pistachios. The thing about biscotti is, they are a perfect cookie to enjoy with coffee, tea or a glass of wine. They’re great for dunking or, just eating by themselves. I love being able to grab one, whenever I get the craving for something yummy to munch on.
It was good to fill my Biscotti jar again…it’s the simple pleasures that make me happy!
|All is well in the world again|
adapted from King Arthur
|6 tablespoons butter|
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose
1 cup coarsely chopped pistachios
1 cup dried tart cherries
*For a lower-cost alternative, substitute sweetened dried cranberries