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Biscotti – TWD

Orange-Pecan Biscotti Dipped in Chocolate

As always, on Tuesdays, it’s time to post the Tuesdays with Dorie pictures. This week, Canela y Comino chose biscotti. Normally, I am not a huge biscotti fan. I find that it’s too hard to bite into, and in general, not very enjoyable for me. My mother, however… she’s on the other end of the spectrum. She loves biscotti. So my first thought when I heard that this week’s TWD recipe was biscotti was… mom?

Since my mother would be the one eating most of the biscotti, I decided that it would be best to call her and determine what flavor combination she would prefer. Let me just say, my mother is a genius. The substitutions she picked resulted in some amazing biscotti.

Instead of almond extract, I used orange, and replaced the almond slivers with chopped pecans. Once the biscotti were twice-baked and cooled, I dipped them in melted semi-sweet chocolate – a perfect finishing touch. I brought them to a family gathering, and everyone loved them. Want to make them yourself? You can buy the cookbook here!

Such delicious biscotti!


10 Responses

  1. First let me say your pics are amazing. That was so nice of you to make the biscotti for your mom! I bet she loved it!

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  2. Yeah, I’m not much of a biscotti person either. But softened up in an espresso…now that’s living!

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  3. Christine – Thanks! She’s already asked me to make it again for her… she wants biscotti for Christmas. 😀

    Nate – The great thing about this is that the biscotti wasn’t tooth-breakingly hard. It was more like a crunchy cookie than like a rock (which was the main thing I disliked about biscotti). Plus, you can bake it as long or as little as you want the second time, so if you don’t want it quite so crunchy, you can bake it for a shorter time! 🙂

  4. Yum! Orange and pecan with a chocolate dip sounds divine.

    pinkstripes’s last blog post… {TWD} Lenox Almond Biscotti

  5. Those biscotti have me drooling! I love that soft chocolate look!

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  6. Lovely! Great that everyone liked them, even you!

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  7. Great idea to let mom pick the flavors! I think orange pecan sounds great! And with chocolate – even better!

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  8. mmm i love the flavors of orange and chocolate together. great job!

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  9. Those look amazing!

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  10. Thanks, everyone! I ended up making the biscotti again for Christmas – both this chocolate-dipped orange pecan biscotti, and the original almond biscotti – and got rave reviews from everyone who tried it. 🙂

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