Tuesday, February 28, 2012
They go great with any coffee drink or even alone. I love the original almond flavored ones dipped in chocolate. At capo we sell the almond and chocolate swirl singles or 8oz bags of a variety of flavors. The nut flavors are my favorites but every now and then I like the cherry ones as well.
Biscotti translates to biscuit in English so they are more properly known as "biscotti di Prago,"
Prago being the city they originate from. The rarely used (in the US) singular form is actually biscotto.
Biscotti are twice baked, cut after the first bake so that they become dry and hard giving them a longer shelf life in a time before more modern preservatives. The oldest documented recipe dates back before the 8th century. And all this time later they haven't changed a whole lot.
Next time you stop in for a coffee, latte, cappuccino, or just about anything else give one a try. You might just find yourself hooked!