Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TWD—Chocolate Biscotti—Two Ways

This is going to be a short post. (Ha, we’ll see, I always say that, but just can’t seem do it. ;)  I’m taking the three youngest boys to Idaho tomorrow (Tuesday) for the rest of the week.  (Scott is away at scout camp and Kevin gets to stay home alone, since he’s teaching a summer course.)  Anyway, I have lots to do, so I plan to make this a quick one.

TWD--Biscotti 6-13-11

I made the biscotti, which was chosen by Jacque at Daisy Lane Cakes for TWD this week.  Jacque will have the recipe on her blog.  I made it just as written, except as always, I omitted the espresso powder.  I made the full batch, then divided the dough in half and added almonds and tart dried cherries to half and left the other half with just the extra chopped chocolate.  Both are very good. 


How’s that for short and sweet?  I kept eating too many of theses.  I had to put them in the freezer.  For some reason, I tell myself that crunchy cookies like these have no fat/calories.  Whatever.  I know better.  Into the freezer they went.  Lurking.  I know they’re there. ;)

Here’s the “soldiers” all lined up.


We’ll end today with a cute little picture of the doggy.  Awww.



Lisa said...

I don't think that putting them into the freezer would stop me. I'm more of a mind to convince myself that they really do have only a "few" calories.

PapaCheong's 拿手好菜 said...

Wonderful pics....everything looks so tasty.

Lisa Ernst said...

Chocolate and chocolate - in my book it can't be beat. Speaking of, I was in NYC Saturday and went to Max Brenner's. Bought a giant chocolate chocolate chip cookie, right out of the oven, easily as big as Levain's. (or bigger). I ate the entire cookie immediately with the excuse that it was hot and perfect so must be consumed. Figured I walked it all off....:-)

Jules Someone said...

Yours look really yummy. We liked this one

PheMom said...

I love the idea of the 'plain' version too. I hope you have a GREAT (and peaceful) trip!

Leslie said...

Perfect biscotti, Katrina! And that was a really short post. I hope you have a wonderful trip!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try these with cherries, but I don't think my husband would have been pleased. I should have thought of dividing the dough and adding them to half like you did!

Have a good trip!

Unknown said...

Chocolate in chocolate. Really, what could be better?

Bella Baker said...

they look great - both ways! I here what you're saying -- without the ooey gooeyness they don't seem like they are fattening, and like a potato chip, you can't eat just one!!

DeeGee said...

Well, this looks good! I like the way you baked your biscotti and stopped short of drying them out totally. These Biscotti seems moist and flavorful.

I don't like the commercial ones - you can chip a tooth on 'em.

Wonderful pictures! You've inspired me to try this.

Hindy said...

I've had a request to make them again this weekend. Dried cherries sounds like a great addition.

Donna-FFW said...

Short post but delicious looking bicotti. Want some with my coffee right now:)

Garage Equipment said...

It looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing the ingredients to these delectable treat i know a lot of the readers will try this at home.

Assistant said...

when you use the cherries do you have to use the tart dry ones? or what kind work best?

thanks for sharing the recipes, they look delicious!