Cranberry Orange Biscotti Dipped In White Chocolate Drizzled With Lemon Glaze

BAKING SHOULD BE FUN AND THAT’S WHAT YOU’LL HAVE WHEN YOU MAKE THESE TWICE-BAKED CRUNCHY BISCOTTI DRIZZLED WITH LEMON ICING.   I’m in the kitchen again getting ready to bake more Christmas cookies for gifts and friends who pass by for a visit over the holidays. It’s always nice to send company home with a little care package and I like to do that sometimes with baked goods I’ve made. The aroma in the air today will be from Cranberry Orange Biscotti dipped in white chocolate then finished with a drizzle of lemon icing. You’re already brewing the coffee aren’t you? Biscotti are Italian biscuits that are twice-baked so they are delicious and hard with a bit of chew. You enjoy biscotti along with coffee or tea whenever you get the urge for something sweet. When you’re visiting Italy you may learn that the Italians also enjoy their biscotti with sweet wine. I love the Christmas holidays and so does my family because it’s a time of year where we feel closer than ever before. The kids know that as soon as they come in from school something sweet will be baking in the oven. Once the smell hits their […]

Lemon Biscotti

TO DIP OR NOT DIP… I love Italian food and my one go to biscuit from my Italian recipes are biscotti cookies. I adore these biscotti especially since they are easy Italian cookies to make. If you’ve never taken the time to make biscotti cookies because you are discouraged by the recipe rest assured it’s not that bad at all. I wasn’t sure if my kids would enjoy biscotti because they are a hard cookie but to my surprise they ask for biscotti on occasion and I happily make them.   Biscotti   What are biscotti? Italian biscotti are traditional Italian cookies and are twice-baked also called “cantuccini” as they are a dry cookie originating in the Italian city of Prato. The reason biscotti is twice-baked is because they store for longer periods of time. This was great when people were out at war or gone for extended time periods. Food that lasts was important and making biscotti is a tradition that has lived on. Biscotti are usually eaten with a crisp white wine or a wine called Vin Santo which is a Tuscan fortified wine either before or after a meal in Italy. Outside of Italy biscotti are eaten […]

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