“Biscotti” jars are from
Deruta and Tuscany are
specially created to
store the traditional
Italian cookies that
have recently taken the
world by storm.
subtly sweet, crisp cookies can be found in countries
around the globe, but they have been made in Italy as
far back as the fourteenth century.
The name Biscotti can be
translated as "twice
cooked", which indeed
describes how these
tasty cookies are made.
By baking them twice,
they lose excess
moisture, ensuring a
crisp, dry cookie.
It is said
that Christopher Columbus carried biscotti on his
voyages because they were so sturdy, and their dryness
prevented the problem of spoilage.
biscotti are not very sweet, they are a perfect snack at
any time of day, whether enjoyed with a cup of coffee or
dipped into a sweet dessert wine.