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TWD – Lenox Almond Biscotti


Sorry folks – no process photos for this recipe.  The lighting wasn't good and our kitchen was in chaos and oh I just didn't do them this time around.  Lately I have been the poster child for poor organization skills, and this blog is suffering because of it.

But enough of that.

This week's recipe, Lenox Almond Biscotti, was selected by Gretchen of Canela & Comino.  You can find the recipe on pages 141-143 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking:  From My Home to Yours, or here on Gretchen's blog. 

Now, I love biscotti.  If, for some reason, it was decreed that I could only have one kind of cookie ever again in my life, I would choose biscotti.  They are easy to make and will keep forever (well, in theory – mine are never around long enough for me to figure out just how long "forever" is) and the varieties are endless.

This recipe produces a light, very crisp, cookie with a very satisfying extra crunch from a half cup of cornmeal per batch. 

I baked these late yesterday afternoon, and after dinner my husband had a total of six.  (Plus four chocolate chip cookies and two little mini apple pies I'd made yesterday.) 

Alex had one, but preferred chocolate chip cookies (well, he's 6), and for some odd reason Julia didn't want any cookies at all.  

I could eat the entire batch myself, if no one was around and I allowed my self control to sleep late.  These biscotti are so light, it's like you're eating really yummy, crunchy air. 

Anyway, that's my humble, photo-slacker opinion.  To check out how all the other TWD members did with this recipe, check out the blogroll at the Tuesdays With Dorie site

20 thoughts on “TWD – Lenox Almond Biscotti

  1. i share your opinion: i could eat them all myself, too. since the kids aren’t so crazy about them, more for you! πŸ™‚

  2. i do agree that they look good despite of the ‘bad’ lighting situation. hehe. Must have been pretty good to snack on.. having my regrets now.

  3. My husband likes these best too – but I like the part about allowing self-control to sleep in. I’ll have to remember that one!

  4. I love the cup–great picture. I can sympathize–I can’t seem to get much of anything done lately. My house is chaos, and most of the time, I just can’t figure out where to start…

  5. Wow…those look great! I can just taste them looking at them they look so good.

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  6. Beautiful picture! Lighting tricks or no, I think the colors and layout of this picture are so inviting. It makes you want to be there. πŸ™‚ I’m glad to have found your site. You are very talented, clever and articulate. Keep it up. I imagine it is a lot of work to do all that cooking, writing, photography and having a family! I’m quite impressed.

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