- Dish type
- Biscuits and cookies
This is a simple, back-to-basics biscotti recipe. Perfect for dunking in coffee or tea.
854 people made this
- 120ml vegetable oil
- 200g caster sugar
- 400g plain flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon anise extract, or 3 drops anise oil
MethodPrep:25min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hr10min
- Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease baking trays or line with parchment.
- In a medium bowl, beat together the oil, eggs, sugar and anise flavouring until well blended. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the egg mixture to form a heavy dough. Divide dough into two pieces. Form each piece into a roll as long as your baking tray. Place roll onto the prepared baking tray, and press down to 1cm thickness.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from the baking tray to cool on a wire rack. When The biscotti are cool enough to handle, slice each one crossways into 1cm slices. Place the slices cut side up back onto the baking tray. Bake for an additional 6 to 10 minutes on each side. Slices should be lightly toasted.
Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(1007)
Reviews in English (837)
Great recipe iv used it over and and over again very easey to make it, lots of my friends love them too.-12 Nov 2012
Made these lovely simple recipe biscotti and probably one is the best recipes ever. Great flavour and texture. A change from the very hard nutty varieties. Only downside was they were so nice they were eaten too quickly!-19 Mar 2018
This is absolutely the best...crispy, crunchy, mild sweet flavor...not like the tooth-breaking commercial biscotti. I baked this for the first time last week exactly as printed with exception of using almond flavoring instead of anise. Like some others I found the baking time needed was less than the recipe stated, so watch it closely. Here are few tips that I'd suggest to those with less than satisfactory results. Do NOT add more flour. Stir it up as the recipe states and then divide the dough directly onto your well greased baking sheets. Use your hands to form it into a long roll that goes the length of the sheets and then use your fingers or a rolling pin (I used my Pampered Chef little roller) to flatten it out to a rectangle about 4" wide and about 1/2" thick. Bake. Remove from oven and while still hot use a pizza cutter to cut into strips. Flip strips on their sides and return to oven, continuing as the recipe directs. This worked absolutely perfectly for me and was so much easier than transferring a pre-formed roll of sticky dough to the baking pan and then contending with trying to slice a cool (and very crumbly) finished product. Hope this will help some of you and encourage you to try again. It's soooo easy and so tasty with ingredients just as they are! Wish I could give it more stars! I can't keep my hands out of the cookie jar!-08 Jan 2006