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Finally! Italian biscotti baked the traditional way -no butter oils or fats! ideal for dunking into coffee or wine - as the Italians do
Finally! Italian biscotti baked the traditional way -no butter, oils or fats! ideal for dunking into coffee or wine - as the Italians do
Finally! Italian biscotti baked the traditional way -no butter, oils or fats! ideal for dunking into coffee or wine - as the Italians do
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Help me start my Biscotti Bakery

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I have wanted to run my own business for the last 30 years - but never quite got around to doing it. When my children were young, I was a stay at home mum and I knitted and sewed for boutiques which gave me great pocket money!

Nutella Biscotti - A best seller!
Nutella Biscotti - A best seller!

As they got older I started baking for restaurants - I make the best cheesecake and carrot cake!

I found my niche in BISCOTTI - the real Italian ones , correctly called 'cantucci' which have no butter oils or fats as they are made for dipping into coffee or wine. 

I started by making them for friends. The fact that they are really meant for dunking was a  hit - try them with elderberry wine - and I decided to branch out by selling on  line.

Coconut Biscotti - coconut creme and flakes - YUM!
Coconut Biscotti - coconut creme and flakes - YUM!

 I have started a website,  http://felicebiscotti.com  which might need a professional touch as I made it myself - not to shabby even though I say so myself!

I may try some farmers markets this winter

I buy locally as much as possible and the lemons and oranges i use are from my garden.

Orange Biscotti - made using my home grown oranges
Orange Biscotti - made using my home grown oranges

I use no preservatives or artifical flavoring.

Now, having said what i make, how about letting you know how i do it!

I still work full time, but from home which means i can go straight to baking after work. I chose the 6am shift to have all the afternoon to bake.

I have semi professional equipment and a licensed kitchen.

I buy most of my supplies locally, there is a flour mill not too far from where I live and I grow the citrus (lemons, limes and oranges) in my garden. I get california almonds and Belgian chocolate from a European acquaintance.

Traditional Almond Biscotti
Traditional Almond Biscotti

If I raise the amount I need, it will help with marketing, branding and nutritional analysis, and bar coding - thus allowing me to sell to major retailers.

These are the current flavors:

Almond

Chocolate chip

Double chocolate

Cranberry Walnut

Orange

Lemon

Coconut

Rum and rasin

Nutella

Suggestions for new flavors welcome!

I also custom bake biscotti - just let us know the flavor/s you would like!

My biscotti store well  - for up to 4 weeks!

Risks and challenges

someone once told me that when starting a business, you have to be prepared for failure - and for success...if you fail, you need to have a stash put away to pay your bills...and if you succeed you have to have a contingency plan to fulfill any mega orders.

If i succeed i will definitely need to hire more help!!
I am lucky in that i have a very supportive daughter who also is a great cook and who, I know, will be able to lend a hand.

I am quite confident that once you have dunked one of our biscotti into your coffee (or wine!) you will agree that they are just the biscuit!!!

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    get a sample of our biscotti! you will get 6 biscotti in assorted flavors for you to try

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    one dozen coconut biscotti.
    Succulent coconut flakes and coconut creme with a dash of my secret spice!

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    1 dozen nutella biscotti.
    A creamy hazelnut and chocolate base with the addition of moist crushed hazelnut bits. Dip them into your morning coffee and start work with a smile!
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    One dozen almond biscotti - baked fresh on order
    California almonds with a hint of vanilla
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    One dozen chocolate chip biscotti
    Belgian chocolate base with decadent morsels of chocolate. Super Yummy!!
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    An assorted box of 18 biscotti - always baked fresh

    see your choices at http://felicebiscotti.com

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    GLUTEN FREE Biscotti! You will get 18 biscotti made using my new recipe - I think i like these the best!!!
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    International backers only!
    Receive 1dozen freshly baked biscotti - choose from any flavor on my site
    http://felicebiscotti.com
    Shipping included!

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    3 dozen biscotti in 3 flavors of your choice.
    Choose from any flavor from http:/felicebiscotti.com

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