With the indulgent decadence of holiday feasting, these straightforward biscotti are a welcome respite from the carb-and-cream overload. Admits blogger Brown Eyed Baker, "Between leftover Halloween candy, pumpkin pie galore and Christmas cookies by the tin, it's possible that a lot of us will be in a sugar coma come January 1st." Thus, she fashioned these Parmesan Black Pepper Biscotti -- or "savory twists on an Italian favorite" -- as an escape of wintertime sugar binges.
And to those who boldly cross off carb-counting this season, time constraints are still substantial, especially with last-minute entertaining. But these refined bites make use of only pantry staples (namely flour, butter, eggs, milk and Parmesan), can be whipped up at a moment's notice and can even be kept in airtight containers for a few weeks for unannounced guests.
We recommend adding this recipe to your holiday roster so you can spend more time by the fire instead of toiling in the kitchen.
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