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.