Tuesday, June 21, 2011

TWD- Chocolate Biscotti

Tuesdays with Dorie is such a great excuse to try new things. I'd never tried biscotti before but needed to catch up so I made this recipe anyways: I figured the coffee drinkers at my tall man's work would appreciate these crunchy cookies so I went ahead. As usual, I was pleasantly surpised and LOVED these cookies. I don't know about you, but I don't really need to expand my unhealthy-treats-I-love repoiretoire but what can you do? Baby Strawberry and I loved dunking these in a cold glass of milk.

See the recipe here from Jacque- and check out her beautiful process pictures if you need a little help visualizing the cookie shaping procedure like I did or on you can find the recipe on Peabody's. You can also see all the biscotti from the rest of the group or this week's Date Nut loaf. And as always, I recommend buying Dorie's awesome book. It never ceases to amaze me how many things I've learned to like by trying so many of her recipes (what's next, coconut? Running? I wouldn't put it past Dorie!)

Notes on the recipe: I omitted the espresso powder and added some Hershey's Special Dark cocoa in the same amount. I also used cashews and mini chocolate chips for the add ins. Last, I sprinkled a little bit of salt on top with the sugar and the salty kick was subtle and wonderful!

To shape the biscotti, I just divided the dough into two and made two logs on either side of the silpat lined cookie sheet (if this were art class I would say to divide the paper 'hot dog style') then when it's time to cut them, just lay them out the same way again but each cookie on their side. Much easier than I imagined!

9 comments:

Cindy said...

I missed the biscotti last week, no coffee drinkers here. But looks like I need to try them. I too need more goodies I love!
Don't miss the Date Nut Loaf, it could be in my Dorie top 5, yummy!
Have a great day.

Peggy said...

I did not make the biscotti last week so you are doing beter than I am. With the heat we are having I am finding it hard to get motivated to stay in the kitchen. Your biscotti look PERFECT.

Lauryn said...

I loved these cookies too! I kind of wish I had one right now.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

I actually never made biscotti - but these looks SO good - perhaps I better start!
Mary

Katrina said...

Or maybe even eating coconut while running! Certainly did love this biscotti--went to my parents so my dad would eat a bunch of it. He loved it so much we made three batches of biscotti and they sold it at their cookie booth at their farmers' market.

Nicole said...

Your biscotti look great! I think that people think they will be tough to make but they are quite simple once you get the hang of it.

Tia said...

nice job playing catch up! they look perfect as expected.

Patsyk said...

The biscotti looks amazing! I recently broke down and just bought the book because I think the library wanted their copy back! lol! I'm going to have to make these soon to share with co-workers. Yum!

Jane said...

These do look just perfect, Anne. Love your addition of a touch of salt, too. I can just picture your little strawberry dunking her biscotti in milk--too cute! :)