Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Lenox Almond Biscotti


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I hadn't planned on TWD this week. I wasn't feeling up to Biscotti. But when I scrolled through the blogroll, I quickly changed my mind. Seems it's a well liked recipe. I ran to the store to grab some slivered almonds and corn meal. For this recipe, I decided I'd swap out 1/4 cup of flour and use 1/4 cup of almond meal I've had for a while now (in hopes to get me to make macarons one day). I also used vanilla extract since Iam not an almond extract fan, but I love almonds!

I was going to use 2 baking sheets, because I saw that other's had joined together while baking. When I was shaping it, I thought it'd be OK since they were skinny logs so I used 1 tray. They flattened out and squished each other. *sigh

Anyways, these came out really really good, they just might join my Holiday cookie trays! I love the flavors, the subtle crunch from the corn meal and the softer centers. Way better than rock hard biscotti. I'm glad I made them, thanks for picking these Gretchen of Canela & Comino!











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14 Lovely Comments:

Gretchen Noelle said...

You did a great job on these. i like the sound of the almond meal in them and the great almond slices pressed on top! Wonderful!

Linda said...

I've seen that bag of almond meal at TJs and had no idea what to do with it...now I know! Great job on your biscotti..they look fantastic!

vibi said...

I was fooled! LOL ...For a second there, I actually thought Dorie had a new book out! LOL
Goes to show you how amazing your work is! Superb, even...

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

I have some almond meal in my pantry. I might have to give this a try. Thanks for the idea!

Madam Chow said...

They look wonderful, and the way you staged that top photo makes it look like the cover of a magazine! Great idea about the almond meal - I have some left over from a Daring Bakers challenge, and I need to use it up.

RecipeGirl said...

Almond meal at TJ's?? Great to know! I love a good biscotti. These look great!

pinkstripes said...

I loved this recipe. It was so easy to make and very delicious. Yum. Yours look perfect.

AmyRuth said...

You're brave...I measured mine and made them 1 1/2 in width and magically mine stayed apart. yippee Don't know how I got so lucky.

Love your photograph with the book - very neat.
Pretty biscotti too. I think I will have to try the almond meal as well.
AmyRuth

Leslie said...

I love the almond meal idea. I also have some in my pantry, and like you, I don't like almond extract. This sounds like a neatgfsdxvx way to get extra almond flavor. Great job!

Barbara said...

Everyone's biscotti look great to me, but yours are exceptional! I love your changes.

Amanda said...

Wow sorry I never got over here, these look fabulous! I loved these when I made them, they were gone in a day :) I'm adding you to my blogroll!

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