Biscotti was one of the first things my grandmother told me how to make. The family favorite was always Lemon Anise. I was making biscotti for a party and realized I did not have enough anise for the batch. I improvised with what I had in my cupboard. I chose the Chinese 5 Spice because it had anise in it. The result was a similar, yet at the same time distinctly different taste. It wasn't just good it was great.
Mix the contents of the large bag in this package with
- 2 Eggs Lightly Beaten
- 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 2 Tbsp Anisette (Optional)
- ½ tsp Chinese 5 Spice (not the whole packet enclosed)
You will find more recipes for the the Chinese 5 Spice at www.terra-americana.com/recipes
Preheat your oven to 350 f. Using your hands, mix all ingredients together and knead the dough for 2 to 3 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 pieces. On a floured surface, roll each piece into ½" thick rope. Place on a greased or parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Reset your oven to 275 f. After bread has cooled, use a sharp knife to cut the Biscotti into 1 1/2 inch slices. Bake for 15 minutes more or until Biscotti slices are toasted. Biscotti is traditionally served with coffee and dipped in it prior to eating.
Ingredients: Corn, Arrowroot and Rice Flours, sugar, Chinese 5 Spice (Cinnamon, anise, fennel, clove and black pepper), nutmeg, ginger, coriander, special pure orange extract (alcohol, water and pure orange oil), baking soda and kosher salt.
Photo Credit: Justin Hansen