Pistachio and Anise Biscotti {Giveaway Closed}

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From all the Biscotti flavors I had, by far this is my favorite. I love pistachio, and anise gives a sweet aroma and adds an exotic taste.

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Having my morning tea, followed by a bite from this delicate, crunchy, and delicious biscotti, brings a sense of calmness.

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How do you like your biscotti?

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Before sharing the recipe for the delightful biscotti, allow me to share my experience with my new friend from Takeya, The Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker.

I am busy most of the time and need a lot of energy, so to boost my metabolism and keep me going, I choose the green tea. It’s high quality and tasty tea, unlike the bitter green tea we usually find in the market.

I had fun with my tea, since I can add flavors to it. I added chopped fresh mint, slices of fresh orange, I had it with sage, but it was refreshing on its own too.

In the summer just add as much ice as you want and enjoy drinking your tea anywhere and at anytime. In winter skip the ice and enjoy a healthy and delicious drink that will keep you hydrated all the time.

If you’re not fond of drinking water, then this product is for you.

Takeya has variety of premium whole leaf teas, pick your favorite, and enjoy!

The Giveaway

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Takeya is giving away 2 quart Flash Chill Iced Tea Maker and Fresh Green Whole Leaf Green Tea, to one reader of MunatyCooking.

To enter this giveaway:

Like Takeya on Facebook.

Follow Takeya on Twitter.

For multiple entries, subscribe to my channel on Youtube :)

This giveaway is for USA residents only.

Wait! There is one more good news. You can win Flash Chill Iced Tea Party Package simply by attending Takeya’s Twitter Party held on April 16th. Please read below to find out more.

Join Takeya for an Iced Tea Twitter Party on April 16th via @TakeyaUSA and #TakeyaIcedTeaParty from 530pmPST/830pmEST to 630pmPST/930pm EST. We’ll be sharing our favorite iced tea tips, recipes and much more. At the end of the party, one lucky winner will be selected to win a Takeya Flash Chill Iced Tea Party Package.

The Winner is Heather Abbe.


Pistachio and Anise Biscotti

Recipe Type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup pistachio whole
  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, sift or whisk flour with baking powder and salt.
  2. In another bowl add the eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla, and anise seeds, beat until fluffy.
  3. Add the flour and stir to combine. Do not over mix.
  4. Add the pistachio and mix well.
  5. Transfer the dough to greased baking pan, or just line a parchment paper.
  6. Wet your hands with cold water and press down the dough giving it a triangle shape which should be 1/2 high.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Take the biscotti out and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  8. Cut the biscotti into slices, the thickness really depends on how thick or thin you like your biscotti to be.
  9. Arrange the biscotti cut side down. Bake for 5-7 minutes, then turn the biscotti to the other side and bake for another 5-7 minutes.
  10. Transfer the biscotti to a rack and let it cool completely.

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127 Comments on Pistachio and Anise Biscotti {Giveaway Closed}

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    08/04/2013 at 2:33 pm (2 years ago)

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  2. Amy Tong
    08/04/2013 at 7:38 pm (2 years ago)

    I love green tea. And I have an iced tea recipe that would be perfect using that ice tea maker. :) What a lovely giveaway.

    I Liked Takeya on Facebook, following Takeya on Twitter, AND, I subscribed to my channel on Youtube!

    Your biscotti is lovely. I can’t wait to make them. Those would be perfect with some tea. And your videos are always so much fun to watch. I made a few videos in the pass and sometimes they are a bit time consuming to make. So I really appreciate the time and effort you spend on these lovely videos. :)

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    • Amy Tong
      08/04/2013 at 7:39 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh…I meant I subscribed to “you” on Youtube, of course. :D

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    • munatycooking
      08/04/2013 at 10:48 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Amy, it is fun to make the videos but you’re right it takes time when editing it. Hope you enjoy the biscotti and all the best with the giveaway :)

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  3. Medeja
    08/04/2013 at 10:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Pistachio and Anise sounds like a bit unusual combination to me :) But unusual in a good way :)

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    • munatycooking
      08/04/2013 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

      I know what you mean, but I’m sure you’ll like it :)

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    i liked on Facebook and followed on Twitter. i love anise biscotti. yes, there is something calming about a biscuit and tea!

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    • munatycooking
      09/04/2013 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

      True :)

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    I have to be gluten-free so the recipe is somewhat what i would need to do. I do miss a nice crisp biscotti.

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    11/04/2013 at 3:38 am (2 years ago)

    Your biscotti looks so delicious! I have tried homemade (no, I didn’t bake, but my friend did it) and they are FAR better than store bought! I want to make these one day… WOW I’m surprised this company Takeya came to the US! It’s not a beverage company but they started new division I guess. The tea pot looks really cool!

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      Thanks Nami! I know what you mean, we don’t get the ones from the stores anymore, somehow they don’t have a fresh taste or much flavor.

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    11/04/2013 at 2:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Ohhh, I love biscotti, Muna…but I haven’t tried making it at home! Yours look so delicious and perfectly baked! I should really try it some time!
    Love your giveaway! I liked Takeya on FB and followed them on Twitter too!

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      11/04/2013 at 2:35 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Tina, wish you all the best with the giveaway :)

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  36. Kelly McGrew
    11/04/2013 at 10:31 pm (2 years ago)

    I always get afraid to bake at home, mostly because i burn everything! this recipe sounds easy and fun, and more importantly, would make my house smell wonderful!!!

    thanks so much for the chance to win!!!

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    • munatycooking
      11/04/2013 at 11:45 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Kelly, please watch the video, it makes it easier. I hope you enjoy this biscotti :)

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