Biscotti came to be the cookie we know and love today all the way back in Roman times! The word “biscotti” loosely translates to “twice baked,” which, if you’re reading along, will tell you the basis of the recipe. The Ardent version of biscotti, however, is thrice baked, if we include how you feel after eating it.
Biscotti was originally baked twice not for taste preference, but to make the cookies last longer and to prevent molding during long bouts of travel. After the Roman empire fell, biscotti re-emerged in Tuscan, Italy, where it grew in popularity as an accompaniment to red wine.
In Italy today, biscotti may be referred to as cantucci, but in the U.S. we’ve adopted the original Roman name biscotti to describe one of our favorite cookies.
If you want to learn how to make these delicious cookies in a few yummy varieties with an Ardent infused twist, keep reading.
How to get started
First, activate your material (be it cannabis or hemp flower, concentrate, kief, stems, or sugar leaf,) in the Ardent Nova or FX, using the A1 setting for THC-rich material and A2 setting for CBD-rich material. Use the Infusion Sleeve for mess-free cleanup. Toss ¼ cup of butter into your sleeve/unit and allow it to infuse on another Nova cycle or on the Infuse setting in the FX. Strain out the unusable material using a cheesecloth or our Infusion Press. Refrigerate your butter and leave it to the side.
Equipment you’ll need:
- Ardent FX or Nova
- 2 cookie sheets lined with parchment paper
- 2 mixing bowls
- Silicone spatula for mixing
- 2 ¼ cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Dash of salt
- ¼ cup cannabutter, cold and cubed
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon anise extract
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Dark chocolate melting wafers
How to make cannabis-infused biscotti:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together 2 ¼ cups flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and a dash of salt in your mixing bowl.
- Add in ¼ cup (57 g) of cold, cubed cannabutter to the mix, or cut the dosage by using 1 part cannabutter and another part plain butter.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together 3 eggs, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, a teaspoon of anise extract, and a tablespoon of vegetable oil.
- Combine the wet and dry mixtures until it looks crumbly. Flour a surface and begin kneading the dough until it’s well combined.
- Roll the dough out a bit and divide it in half on two cookie sheets. Allow it to bake for 25 minutes.
- Let the biscotti cool for 10 minutes. Then, cut each slab into 1-inch cookies. Flip each piece of biscotti on its side and place it back in the oven for an additional 8 minutes.
- Allow the biscotti to cool, and dip each piece of biscotti into melted chocolate wafers. You can infuse your chocolate by adding a small dab of cannabutter or cannabis infused coconut oil to the melted chocolate and giving it a good stir. Allow the chocolate to harden and enjoy!
- 1 cup cannasugar
- 1/2 cup margarine (infused or non-infused)
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cup matzo meal
- 3 eggs
- ¼ cup potato starch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- Dark chocolate melts, to taste
How to make Passover Biscotti:
- Preheat the oven 350 degrees F.
- Mix together sugar, cinnamon, and margarine in a bowl with a rubber spatula.
- Crack in eggs, one at a time, mixing them in well.
- Add in the dry ingredients and the walnuts.
- Add dough to greased baking sheets, and allow your biscotti to cook for 35 minutes.
- Dip one end of the biscotti into the chocolate melts and allow it to fully dry on a parchment-lined baking sheet before serving.
- Cherry Almond Biscotti – instead of opting for vanilla and anise, replace those extracts in the recipe with cherry and almond extracts. Then, add sliced almonds and dried cherries to the mixture and enjoy some additional added color and texture.
- Orange Cranberry Biscotti – Double up on the recipe’s vanilla extract and omit anise for this one. Add some orange zest (or small bits of candied orange peels,) dried cranberries, a dash of cinnamon, clove, and bits of pistachio to make this citrusy biscotti come to life.
- Chocolate Espresso Biscotti – Add shaved chocolate chunks, a dash of cocoa powder and some espresso to turn your biscotti into a caffeinated indulgence.
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