Have you ever seen a pistachio tree? I probably should not admit this but I didn't even know that pistachios grew on trees until I saw one for myself.😅😬🌳 My knowledge of tree nuts is limited - to say the least.
On our trip to Greece last Fall, my husband and I took a day trip to the island of Aegan.🇬🇷 It was just as beautiful as you might imagine. As we disembarked from our ferry from Athens, we were greeted by street vendors selling the islands famous pistachios to weary travelers. We sampled some, we bought some and then we headed out in search of the famous Aegan pistachio trees on the island.
Maybe it's because I didn't really know what I was looking for OR the fact that the fruit on the tree didn't look at all like the pistachios that I buy at the grocery store but it took us way too long to identify these trees as the pistachio trees. 🤣
The pistachios that we ate in Greece were next level good. Maybe it was the atmosphere or maybe it was because it they were harvested and packaged right there on the island but they were seriously delicious.
It's not uncommon for me to grab a handful of pistachios and a wedge of cheese for lunch on busy cooking days. I eat them as a snack, as a meal and I add them to my cooking and baking. They're so versatile that I can to a salads for a nice, salty crunch, to baked fish for a crispy topping and to baked treats where their flavor can really shine. These white chocolate pistachio biscotti are the perfect way to highlight these amazing nuts.
White Chocolate Pistachio Biscotti
½ cup butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup chopped white chocolate
½ cup unsalted roasted pistachios, roughly chopped
Dip bottoms of biscotti in white chocolate and lay flat to dry.
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