Trish Lobenfeld, author
While researching biscotti recipes, I was surprised by the limited and repetitive flavor profiles and challenged myself to create a broader assortment of recipes. The result is this comprehensive book with 75 recipes for sweet, savory, and gluten-free biscotti, including Ancho Chili Chocolate, Carrot Cake, S?mores, Red Velvet, Nutella, and Peppermint, as well as savory flavors like Falafel, Pizza and Porcini Rosemary. The three most important things I learned that ultimately led to my success in making great biscotti are proper cooking time, enough cooling time, and slicing on the diagonal using a very sharp knife. Excellent ingredients, fine chocolate; pure extracts fresh eggs; kosher salt; good-quality dried fruit; whole raw nuts; and good-quality flours and grains, contribute excellent flavor and texture. These biscotti are great for snacks, desserts, and pack well for lunches and travel. The savory biscotti are a great addition to any bread basket or charcuterie platter.