Mmmmmm......what is better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning? A hot cup of coffee and a homemade biscotti! The Lenox Almond Biscotti, this weeks recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Gretchen of Canela & Camino. Thank you Gretchen for choosing this weeks recipe! It was absolutely YUMMY!
I have only tried to make biscotti once before. I think I was 16 and I made them for my boyfriend at the time. I remember it was a christmas present and I used white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. They were good!
Personally, I'm not a big biscotti person. I don't usually eat them. Not because I don't like them, I just never make them at home and I'm not much for processed food so I refuse to buy the wrapped ones at Starbucks.
I was really excited to try this weeks recipe though. This is a recipe that I don't feel too guilty about eating and a recipe that looks challenging and fun! I was amazed at how well my biscotti turned out, they actually looked like biscotti you would buy at a Starbucks! But what was even more amazing to me was the taste! The morning after I had baked these little tasty morsels, I dipped a piece in my morning coffee to have a taste and as I took a bite, it was like I had died and gone to heaven! OH MY GOD! It was the perfect amount of sweet, not too sweet, just right. And the crumbly biscuit just melted in my mouth. YUM! I am definitely making these again...and again...and again. Anyone want some homemade biscotti?
I made one change to Dorie's recipe. I ran out of all purpose flour so I used half whole wheat flour. They still tasted amazing so I think it worked out well. This recipe is in the cookbook Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan and you can also find the recipe here. Enjoy!