For this month’s Home Baker’s Challenge, Priya Suresh @ Priya’s Versatile Recipes wanted us to bake some crispy & crunchy Biscottis. She gave us options to bake either savory or sweet biscottis. Since I have a housefull of sweet toothed people, I made the sweet biscotti.
I have been planning to bake biscotti for a while now, but didn’t get a chance to try them. I was excited when I saw Priya’s picks for this month and I wanted to bake both sweet and savory biscottis, but couldn’t find time to make the savory one. I’m glad that I was able to make the sweet version that was liked by all at home. Hopefully I’ll make the savory ones too some time soon.
The biscotti I made is a variation to the American Style Vanilla Biscotti that Priya wanted us to bake. Biscottis are Italian cookies that are twice baked. Italian biscottis are hard, but these American style biscottis are light and crunchy.
I made the original recipe eggless by using egg replacer and also added almonds and cranberries along with some fiori di sicilia extract. This extract is a combination of citrus and vanilla with a pleasingly floral aroma. It almost feels like holiday season tasting these biscottis.