Hartford House

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Biscotti Recipe

Biscotti Photo : Jackie  Cameron

Photo : Jackie Cameron

Biscotti Recipe

I was introduced to biscotti while being interviewed for acceptance to Christina Martin’s School of Food and Wine, - by Christina Martin herself. A gigantic glass jar was filled with many tasty, perfectly-cut, crispy biscotti. I was impressed because I knew the effort and the timed precision it took in making each one. Biscotti is an Italian word for “biscuits” or “cookies” but is better known as a specific type of biscuit. It originates from the Latin word biscoctus meaning twice cooked/baked. This allowed long storage times, useful during journeys and wars.

Ingredients :

4Egg Whites

¾ cup Caster Sugar

1 cupFlour

100gWhite Chocolate – roughly chopped

100gFlaked Almonds - roasted

Method :

1) Whisk egg whites until stiff

2) Add caster sugar slowly and continue whisking until all sugar crystals are dissolved

3) Fold in flour, nuts and white chocolate

4) Pipe onto a greased tray

5) Bake at 160ºC for 30 minutes

6) Cut thin slices with a serrated knife and dry out in coldish oven

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I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713