Saturday, October 11, 2008

Lenox Almond Biscotti

This weeks recipe was chosen by Gretchen of Canela & Comino.  I wasn't very excited about this challenge at first because: 1)  I don't really love biscotti and will pick pretty much any dessert over it; 2) My husband feels the same way; and, 3) I was VERY confused by the recipe and did not understand how to make it at all.  Boy, was I wrong!!!  This biscotti was sssoooo yummy and is one of my favorite things I've made in the club.  It really wasn't that hard to make, and tasted so good and nutty.  I was so proud of the result.  Some recipes in TWD I just can't believe I made- like la paulette's strawberry tart and creme brulee.  They seems like desserts that are way above my ability, but they are really easy to make.  I really wish I were a pastry chef...... 

18 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Those look perfectly brown and crispy. I agree - I think a lot of people would pick anything over a commercially made biscotti, but homemade is just fabulous.

Karen said...

Yours look way better than mine! They were good weren't they? :)

Barbara said...

Yours look perfect! I was kind of doubtful about this recipe too, but they ended up delicious.

HoneyB said...

You did an awesome job! I don't know how mine managed to spread so much!

Lori said...

yeah, of all the recipes, this one was written the most strangely. marching band? really, dorie? still, they're so so good. yours look wonderful!

Lady Baker said...

Isn't it funny that way: the recipes we think we will not be crazy about we love, and the ones we sometimes are excited for we are let down....I am a much bigger fan of biscotti since baking these!

By the way, I loved the Operation: Torch & Butane story! I think I have you to thank for Dorie--Cathy got me into it, because I believe YOU got her into it! So thank you!!

Peggy said...

Mine looked nice and plump like that until I took them out of the oven to check them and then put them back in. They must have fallen and couldn't get up! Yours look GREAT and tasted great too. Thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

Yours looks PERFECT and I can't believe that I didn't come find you yesterday to get one -- rumor had it that you brought them! I totally agree with you -- these were amazing. And you really never know what the hits will be in Dorieland. Who would have thought that I would love these biscotti far more than the caramel peanut topped brownie cake?

kim said...

great job on the biscotti, they look perfect and golden! glad you liked them, i was pleasantly surprised too :)

Teanna said...

I have to agree... these are probably my favorite thing we have made so far! yours look great!

Candy said...

Yours look delicious! I was like you at first and then with one taste--Yum!

Leslie said...

Wow! Your biscotti look great. Isn't it funny how we think things are much harder than they actually are??

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

So golden! Nice job. I wasn't excited about these either, but WOW.

Amanda said...

Ha! You sound JUST like me. I'm not a big biscotti fan but this recipe changed my mind! My father in law and I have been munching on them all morning LOL

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I'm glad you liked them. They're so much better homemade!

Fit Chick said...

Your biscotti look great; I hope your DH liked them also. Definately will make a double batch next time!

Gretchen Noelle said...

So glad you did make these and found them not too difficult. Yours look terrific!

AmyRuth said...

A big surprise all around, it sounds like. Loved the biscotti and glad you did as well. Yours looks delish!
AmyRuth