Crisp Biscuits (Biscotti croccanti)

You will need the following ingredients:

One pound of flour.


Half a pound granulated sugar.


¼ lb. sweet almonds, whole and shelled, mixed to a few pine-seeds.


A piece of butter, one and a half ounce.


A pinch of anise-seeds.


Five eggs


A pinch of salt.

Now for the instructions:

Leave back the almonds and pine-seeds to add them afterward, and mix everything with four eggs, so as to use the fifth if it is necessary to make a soft dough.

Divide into four cakes half an inch thick and as large as a hand, place them in a receptacle greased with butter and sprinkled with flour. Glaze the cakes with yolk of eggs.

Bake in the oven, but only as much as will still permit cutting the cakes into slices, which you will do the day after, as the crust will then be softened.

Put the slices back in the oven, so that they will be toasted on both sides and you will have the crisp biscuits.

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