What Are Biscotti?
Biscotti, also known as cantucci, are twice-baked Italian cookies made of almonds and originated in Prato, Tuscany, in the 14th-century, where almonds were abundant.
The meaning of the word “biscotti” can be traced back to the Medieval Latin word biscoctus, which means “twice-cooked or baked.” In Italy, biscotti refers to any cookie or biscuit that has been baked twice, in line with the original Latin meaning of the word. So, to answer your question, what is biscotti, it means “twice baked.”
Biscotti cookies have a hard texture and are dehydrated thanks to the second bake. They are also mold-resistant, which is why they became the ideal food for sailors, including Christopher Columbus, who spent months at sea, no doubt munching on biscotti.
Biscottis don’t go bad quickly because they have been through the baking process twice – once at high heat until they harden and again at low heat to dehydrate them. Biscottis can last up to six months in an airtight container. However, we recommend consuming our biscotti within one week of opening a bag.
Biscottis are typically enjoyed by themselves or paired with coffee or tea. You can also use biscotti for ice cream sandwiches, crumbled into yogurt parfaits. I have even used it as a base for cheesecake. It was YUMMY!
Here at The Biscotti Company, we bake many different flavors of biscotti; some of our fan favorites include almond biscotti and almond chocolate biscotti, bitter-sweet chocolate & orange, banana walnut, salted caramel… the list could go on and on.
But remember, biscottis are not just for dessert! You can pair them with cheese, meats, and wines. You can add them to the next charcuterie board or even a give them away as wedding favors. There are many different ways to consume biscotti, so be creative!
What is biscotti made of? Biscotti are made with minimal ingredients that include eggs, flour, almond meal, baking powder, salt, sugar, and extracts. So biscotti really should be pretty wholesome.
Biscotti cookies are a delicious Italian biscuits that you can enjoy by themselves or with coffee, wine, or just about any beverage. We at The Biscotti Company have tons of different flavors, so there is something for everyone!
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