Baking biscotti at home is surprisingly quick and easy. The word “biscotti” comes from two Italian words – bis and cotto. Bis translates to “more than one” and cotti means “cookings.” The latter is achieved by forming the dough into breadstick-like rolls and baking once, then slicing the rolls diagonally and baking again. In Italy, biscotti are savored from dawn to dusk.
They are dipped in cappuccino in the morning, enjoyed as a lunchtime sweet; and they make a wonderful accompaniment to gelato in the afternoon and a satisfying late-night snack when dipped in wine.