- 1 vanilla bean or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 360 g (3 cups) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3 eggs
- 150 g granulated sugar
- 120 g butter, melted and allowed to reach room temperature
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- Preheat oven to 140* C (280* F) Fan.
- Line a large baking sheet and set aside.
- Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the vanilla bean seeds and the pod or the vanilla extract. As soon as the butter melts, transfer to a bowl.
- Add the sugar and the eggs to a mixer’s bowl. Beat on high speed until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
- Add the melted butter along with the vanilla bean seeds (remove the pod) and continue beating.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt. Beat for a while longer. Remove bowl from mixer’s stand and continue to mix with a spatula.
- Dust a working surface with flour. Turnout the dough and divide into 3 pieces.
- Roll out each piece of dough on a piece of parchment paper. Knead and roll into long sticks. Roll each piece in the parchment sheet. They should be 3 ½ cm wide.
- Transfer each stick onto the baking sheet, leaving a distance of 6 cm between them.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Set aside to cool for 15 minutes. Turn oven temperature up to 160* C (320* F) Fan.
- Transfer each stick to a large cutting board. Use a sharp knife to cut each stick, diagonally, into slices 1/3 cm thick.
- Place the slices on the baking sheet, cut side down.
- Bake the biscotti for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition information per 100 gr.
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.