Thursday, March 6, 2008
Biscotti times 3!!!
This is supposed to be biscotti. Does it look like biscotti? No, not exactly. I searched the good old internet for a chocolate chip biscotti recipe to cook some for Jane's upcoming birthday. I tried a recipe that was okay, not great, but okay. Mark's co-workers ate it. Then I tried my good old tried-and-true-always-works recipe from my Italian cookbook, modifying it a bit to add choco chips. It didn't work! It made delicious chunks of stuff, but it would not cut into biscotti shapes. I finally found a third recipe and it was okay, but it was darker than I would have liked. Anyway, I packaged up some of the second and third try and mailed them to Jane today! Surprise and happy birthday (a bit early!) I hope you enjoy it. Mark and I ate some of the chunky stuff last night with glasses of milk and it tasted great, but more like a cookie than biscotti. Sometimes I just can't get my recipes to work. I'm going to attempt a large chocolate sheet cake for a family Easter dinner. I just hope it works and that I'm not going to plan B at midnight the night before.