This week has been a tough one. Between trying to figure out a good therapy/exercise routine for my back, attempting potty training my almost 2-year-old for the third time, and trying to find the time to bake, I’ve just been exhausted. The day I decided to make this Anise Biscotti, I thought it was gonna take five minutes. It doesn’t per say take forever, but I forgot that it takes time to flip them to brown each side. Overall, it wasn’t so bad. I got done two of the three things I tried to accomplish for the week! Well, almost two.
This biscotti is one of my favorite things to make. It keeps really well in a Ziploc bag and can last for a couple weeks if you want it too! The other thing I love about it is that the recipe itself is so pliable. You can make it plain and add any dried fruits or nuts to it, or even chocolate chips and some cocoa powder. I love that you can mix it up any way you want. It makes a great holiday gift because you can package it nicely and give it to friends and family, or even ship it tightly packed in a Tupperware. It holds up great. It’s also awesome for cookie exchanges! But my favorite thing to do with it: Keep it for myself!
This dough comes together fairly quickly. It shouldn’t be a sticky dough, but you also don’t want it super firm. I typically use large eggs, so if your eggs are on the smaller side, you can add an extra egg. I have also had sometimes where for some reason the dough is ridiculously sticky. If that’s the case, just add a little bit of flour. Another thing I have found very helpful is to plop the dough onto the sheet pan in mounds. This way its easier to spread out evenly. Overall, this recipe is pretty easy to make. If you have any questions feel free to dm me on Instagram or just comment below!
- 4 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 2 TBSP Whole Anise
- 4 TBSP Ground Anise
- 1 TBSP Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
- 5 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- 1/4 Cup Sesame Seeds
- Step 1 Preheat oven to 375 F. Combine the Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Whole Anise and Ground Anise. Mix together.
- Step 2 Add Oil, Eggs and Vanilla. Knead into a dough.
- Step 3 Spray a sheet pan and plop the dough in 6 mounds so it’s easier to spread into the whole pan evenly.
- Step 4 Using your hands, press the dough into the pan evenly. Spread the honey and sprinkle the sesame seeds.
- Step 5 Cut into biscotti rectangles. I cut it into a 12×4.
- Step 6 Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.
- Step 7 Cut over the cuts you cut earlier and turn the pieces onto another side that hasn’t browned. Bake or Broil until golden brown.
- Step 8 Repeat until all sides have browned. Cool on a cooling rack.