Biscuits, known as ‘biscotti’ in Italian, are a must-have item in the family home. The word ‘bis-cotto’ actually means “twice-cooked” as in ancient Roman times, oven-baked goods were twice baked to become dry, which is ideal for longer storage. Such non-perishable food was useful during long journeys and wars. Today the term biscotti refers to any kind of Italian biscuit (or cookie) whether it be baked once or twice.
Making biscotti at home is simple, fun for the kids and wonderfully fragrant! Biscotti are so versatile – you can soak them in your coffee or tea at breakfast for afternoon tea, pack them as a snack or arrange them in a gift box for gifts at Christmas or special events. You’ll want to fill your biscuit jar with our Italian Spoon’s biscotti which are simple and quick to make. Here are 10 recipes with different flavours that cater to all different tastes. Surprise your loved ones with your hidden talent! Cook our insanely delicious biscotti recipes today!
Girelle (Chocolate and vanilla swirl shortbread biscuits) – Our chocolate and vanilla swirl shortbread biscuits are delicious and simple to make. Yummy chocolate and vanilla layers are rolled into delicate and wonderfully stunning swirls for a delicious treat.
Biscotti d’amore – Looking for the perfect gift for a loved one? Bake our biscotti d’amore cookies, combining dark chocolate and vanilla bean for a delicious treat.
Cantucci – Tuscan-style biscotti – Cantucci are twice-cooked almond cookies from Tuscany – they are the perfect biscuits to dip in dessert wine (Vin Santo) or coffee.
Biscotti ‘di mandorla’ (almond biscuits) – Are you looking for a biscuit to have with your afternoon coffee? These elegant and scrumptious biscotti di mandorla (almond biscuits) are perfect for your afternoon treat.
Chocolate Nutella cookies – Our Chocolate Nutella cookies will have your chocolate and Nutella cravings sorted. This crowd-pleasing recipe for chocolate cookies and delicious Nutella filling is the ideal snack for afternoon tea.
Biscotti Viennesi – Are you looking for a biscuit to have with your afternoon coffee? These elegant and buttery biscuits are dipped into chocolate and are perfect for your afternoon treat.
Chocolate and hazelnut cantucci – Our Chocolate and hazelnut Cantucci are twice cooked cookies from Tuscany – they are the perfect chocolate lover’s biscuit.
Biscottini with apricot jam – Are you looking for a biscuit to have with your afternoon coffee? These elegant and scrumptious biscuits are filled with apricot jam and are perfect for your afternoon treat.
Lemon blueberry biscuits – Italian lemon blueberry biscuits are the perfect freshly baked treat. In just 35 minutes, you have Italian biscuits with a touch of refreshing lemon and delicious burst of blueberry! Try them today!
Florentine biscuits – Our Florentine biscuits are delicious and simple to make. Yummy flat crispy almond biscuits with dark chocolate, and candied orange peel are wonderfully stunning and perfect for a delicious treat.