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!
- 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
- 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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Products used in the video:
Alison + Delia