With its light, buttery flavour and sugar-crystal sweetness, this shortbread is impossible to resist. You can flavour it if you like, adding a handful of chocolate chips or a sprinkling of finely chopped rosemary, or lavender to the dough as you knead it.
I first tasted these on holiday in the Alps, where they were served with glasses of chilled Champagne. The biscuits were just the most perfect, salty, savoury contrast to the light fruity flavour of the wine.
A Trio of Biscotti . Paul Hollywood . a lovely recipe from the master baker himself . a great basic recipe with three flavour variations to try . lovely cookie to enjoy with a coffee . or dunked in chocolate sauce for a slightly more indulgent treat .