Sunday, April 24, 2011
chocolate covered almond + orange biscotti
I'm not a big coffee drinker. I wish I was sometimes.
That look on people's faces after their first sip of coffee in the morning or on a cold day looks so gratifying...is it anything like first lick of McDonald's soft serve after a spicy meal? or finding the golden egg at an Easter Egg Hunt??? (two things I did in the past 48 hours...felt awesome).
Anyways, I've been on a baking craze so I thought I'd give this recipe a try. I will indulge with a cup of green tea or hot chocolate instead.
I like these colors together...
I substituted orange zest and almonds for the lemon and pecans.
The oranges looked so sad and naked...like I stripped them of their dignity with the zester...
I discovered making biscotti was much easier than its fancy Italian name led me to believe. Bake. Slice. Bake. Enjoy.
*Note: I used this faux double-broiler method to melt the chocolate...see step six. Also, this recipe was good, but next time I'll add a tsp of vanilla. I like mine with a little more sumthin sumthin.