Tuesday, October 14, 2008

{TWD} Lenox Almond Biscotti

One of the coolest things about joining Tuesdays with Dorie has been seeing people baking together from all over the world. This weeks recipe was chosen by Gretchen of Canela and Comino from Peru.
I will start out by saying that my husband LOVED this recipe. He likes almonds so it was almost a no brainer that it would go over well at our house. My little Munchkin also loved it. She commandeered a beater as soon as I was done mixing the batter.

It started out looking like these two little logs. I should have listened to the advice given on the Q & A on the Tuesdays with Dorie Site. I know my oven cooks slow AND I know that things take longer on my stones.
The logs spread waaaaay out and didn't look done but I thought they would bake a little more on the stone. I was wrong.



After mutilating the dough....yes it was still doughy there was no way each of my tasty little biscottis were going to stand up like soldiers to bake and dry out more. I tried. They had to stay down flat to bake again. So, they really ended up being more like an almond cookie than regular biscotti. I didn't really mind though. Regular biscotti kind of hurts the roof of my mouth when I try to eat it. You may be asking why I don't dunk it in my coffee to soften it up. Well, I don't drink coffee and dunking it in Diet Coke is just not the same.
I will definitely make this again and maybe try some of the playing around items with it. And, of course, I will bake it twice as long.
I think I heard some people put in white chocolate chips and cranberries. That right there says fall to me! Yum!

Bobby had a couple biscotti with ice cream and really enjoyed it.


I love finding new recipes that are not difficult to make, that my entire family enjoys.

If you want to join TWD you need to sigh up before the 31st of this month. There are so many bakers that the time has come to limit the number of people signing up. Check it out here if it is something you want to do!

20 comments:

Melissa said...

Sounds like everyone had the same problem - underdone! But yours turned out great regardless. I bet they're delicious with ice cream!

Marie said...

I think your biscotti look great! Much better than my crumbs at any rate!!!

CB said...

I had to baked mine for a bit longer too. Like you, I don't drink coffee and dunking it in diet coke didn't appeal to me either. HAHA. It was still tasty without the coffee but eating it with ice cream sounds like a better idea! YUM!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Gretchen Noelle said...

Diet coke is definitely not the same as coffee! Too bad they were not cooked enough in the middle to cut properly. Next time! Great job on these!

pinkstripes said...

I love the biscotti with ice cream. Yum!

Cathy said...

I had that underdone problem, too! They were so good that I didn't even care what they looked like! I am glad that they were a hit in your family! Score another one for TWD!

Debbie said...

I think yours look great. We liked this recipe too.

Alwayzbakin said...

They look delicious and great with the ice cream!

chocolatechic said...

Wonderful with the ice cream.

Flourchild said...

I love your biscotti. I had quite the events going on while making mine!

Candy said...

Just had some of mine with ice cream! This was fun learning.

karen said...

mine were pretty underdone too, but i really liked them. yeah, diet coke and biscotti... can't see that working too well. i love coffee but i definitely don't like to dunk anything in it. for some reason that just doesn't appeal to me. :)

Tammy said...

they look pretty much like biscotti to me!!

Suzanne said...

mm. biscotti. and you're not a coffee drinker?! oh, my, i think i can go on being your friend! ;)

LyB said...

If you don't drink coffee, biscotti is really good dipped in hot chocolate too. :) Nothing wrong with calling these almond cookies though, they look delicious!

Prudy said...

I don't drink coffee either, but I did plunk mine in a little milk. They look delish and I'm glad the kids liked them. Cognrats on the award a few posts down. I'm a fellow YOsemite lover. I'm so impressed that you've done half dome.

Jules Someone said...

Same thing happened to mine. But the finished product ended up tasting yummy.

bakingwiththeboys said...

Hee hee - Diet Coke is definitely not screaming out for biscotti. I dipped mine in yogurt and it was pretty good.

Anne said...

That's so funny about dipping in Diet Coke! I don't drink coffee either so I can see what you mean! They look great despite the baking time problems!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Biscotti and ice cream sound great together!