Two women sitting in a backyard drinking espresso & eating biscotti

How to make espresso & biscotti like an Italian

Aug 12, 2020

In our latest installment of TSTBU Travels to Italy, on The Style That Binds Us Show, our Italian friend teaches us to make espresso & biscotti! YUM! In this video, you’ll also learn about Feast of San Lorenzo (August 10th in Italy), faux pas in Italy, what time Italians drink espresso vs. cappuccino, & more from a real Italian!

In Italy, you’d call what Americans call biscotti, “cantuccini.” Biscotti is the general word for cookie in Italian.

Below you’ll find our video tutorial, the recipe + links to the products we used!


  • Ingredients:
    • 2 1/4 cups of white flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 whole eggs
    • 1 cup whole roasted almonds (or be creative and put whatever you find in the pantry. You could use whole hazelnuts, whole almonds, chocolate chips, cranberries, etc.)
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 1 table spoon of olive oil
  • Directions
    • Put all the wet ingredients in one bowl and add the sugar. Whisk well. Add in flour, baking soda and lemon zest. Make a dough with your hands, then add the whole roasted almonds. Make a log about two centimeters wide and cook in the oven at 400 degrees F until is golden/brown (about 30 min). Remove your log from the oven, let it cool for 5 minutes and then cut your cookies with a bread knife. The cookie should be about 1 cm wide. These cookies will stay fresh for about 2 months if properly stored.

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