Sweet Sofia's Biscotti $2.00 piece
More “Old World” Delights from Sheer Ambrosia Bakery
The word “biscotti” comes from the Latin word biscoctus, which means “twice cooked/baked.” Biscotti originally referred to all oven-baked goods that used this process of drying the goods out so as to extend the shelf life for longer intervals. In antiquity, it was during periods of war and long trips, that preserving provisions using this method was ideal. Today, however, biscotti are better known as the long, slender, not too sweet, slightly domed cookies from Italy that are perfect complements to a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.
Like my baklava, Sweet Sofia’s Biscotti have their original inspiration in Greek baking. Greece’s Paximadia is also a twice-baked, sweet, biscuit like confection, flavored with cinnamon, orange, lemon, and/or anise.
Sweet Sofia’s has nine flavors of artisan biscotti. Three are more traditional European tastes: 1) Almond, 2) Anise, and 3) Hazelnut Chocolate, and of course, we have imparted some of our American as well as other international flavors into our other six creations: 4) Lemon Poppy Seed, 5) Blueberry Lemon Cardamom, 6) Cranberry Pistachio, with a hint of orange, 7) Spicy Aztec Dark Chocolate, 8) Rum Raisin, and 9) Chocolate Cherry Almond. All are made from the finest ingredients, including real butter and eggs, a generous helping of nuts, dried fruits, premium chocolates, spices, and essences. Our biscotti loaves are all hand formed and hand cut before finally going back into the oven for their final baking. As we do with our baklava, our biscotti are all made in small batch sizes to ensure quality and consistency in taste. Because our process is so hands on, do expect a slight variation in cookie size, however, that small difference will be well made up for in flavor, freshness, and overall old world artistry.
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