A New Take on Something Old

homemade authentic Italian Biscotti in 4th generation

biscotti, finished after second bake

My original biscotti recipe, a recipe passed down in my family now 4 generations,  is a recipe which didn’t require tweaking, however, I was feeling a bit creative today.  I decided to make a modern version of the Biscotti simply by adding Chia seeds.  In my mind, I was making the ‘Power Biscotti”.   The Chia is the power food used by the ancient Mayans and Inca’s.  They knew back then the power and strength this tiny seed provided for humans.  The name, Chia is Mayan for ‘strength’, and given the benefits of Chia, you can understand why.  Chia provide and aid in lowering hypertension, lowering cholesterol (bad cholesterol), cures diabetes, controls arthritis, is high in Omega’s thus providing joint support, is a aid to good dental practices, and so much more.  So, I asked myself, “why not?”.

I added 2TBS of organic Chia  to the wet mix.  It was delicious and pumped up the flavor in my lovely biscotti.  In addition, since I was low on my hazelnut and almond supply, I used what I had, so I added 1 cup of walnuts.  Yet another testament to use what you have in the kitchen, and let your ingredients inspire you.


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