If you want the perfect accompaniment to a glass of vin santo or grappa, then these little mouthfuls of golden delight will fit the bill. Simple to make and just divine, you will become addicted, I can assure you! To me these epitomise so much of the Mediterranean that I love – golden colour, ricotta, fennel and of course, grappa and vin santo! This recipe will serve 6-8 and will keep in an airtight container for three days. Enjoy!!
Lemon and fennel seed biscotti with ricotta and honey
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
40g raw sugar
Finely grated rind of 1 lemon and 1 orange
200g store-bought shortcrust pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten with milk for an egg wash
Ricotta and honeycomb to serve