My eldest daughter shared this with me years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. No special pan is required and because we like our biscotti alittle less dry we omit the second bake stage. This sweet treat is always appreciated by co-workers at coffee break. I make a double batch and mail them off to my mom for her to freeze and share with her lady friends. The flavorings can be adjusted so easily to reflect your own personal taste; almond extract instead of vanilla, change the chips, dried fruit or add nuts. It's all good!