Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TWD:Lenox Almond Biscotti



First let me thank Gretchen from Canela & Comino for picking this week's recipe! Biscotti is always something I've wanted to make but never got around to it because my heart lies with mandel bread. Because they are so similar, I decided that if I was going to put effort and time into biscotti than I may as well put it into my great grandmother's mandel bread; which is, inconsequently, the very best mandel on this planet. Lucky for me, Gretchen made my fears of devoting my time to biscotti all worth while! These were excellent. I loved the crunchy nature of these finger-like cookies.  The almond flavor was so fragrant and delicious that my entire apartment smelled like a bakery upon cooking. If I could only bottle up my apartment's aroma and use it as an air freshener! For the record, I officially LOVE almond flavors and plan to vigorously incorporate it into my future baking adventures, so stay tuned for almond-filled goodness.



I dipped a few biscotti's in milk chocolate which was good, but I quickly stopped dipping the entire batch because the chocolate was taking away from the fabulous almond flavor.  Check out Gretchen's blog for the recipe.

11 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Ooo, those look delicious, with or without milk chocolate. Great job. As always though, I'm jealous of passed-down family recipes - too cool.

kim said...

they look great! i love almond flavor too (but i would TOTALLY dip all of mine in chocolate if i had thought of it ;) )

~Kimberly said...

way to dip those puppies in chocolate! Good call! They look delicious!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they came out great--and a little chocolate dip is always a good thing!

vibi said...

Bravo! They are luscious!
Love the rawness, "to the point" of your pics! No fuss, lots of class.

HoneyB said...

Love the photos of your biscotti!

Emily Rose said...

these are beautiful! i am definitely going to try these in almond next time- I LOVE almond flavor too!

pinkstripes said...

Your biscotti have the perfect golden color and look delicious! I've got to try mandel.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! I have just read something about mandel bread and that it is similar to biscotti. The chocolate dip sounds fabulous!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I bet these were delicious dipped in chocolate!

LyB said...

They look delicious!