Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TWD: Lenox Almond Biscotti

For me, this quasi cookie/pseudo biscuit baked good should come with a tagline:

Homemade Biscotti... awesome kitchen potpourri... terrible cookie/biscuit impersonator.

I was hoping that I had just had "bad" biscotti in my past... and that magically, these biscotti would become my new favorite baked good. Alas... they did not. I'm just not a biscotti girl. I don't drink coffee (I get my caffeine by way of liquid crack...read: diet coke) and I don't generally eat ice cream... so... these were just kind of like sugary croutons for me. I'm sure if you like biscotti though... they're fantastic.

They are easy enough to make... and I halved the recipe (thank goodness), used some vanilla in place of the almond extract. I mean, I'm all for almond extract, but it sounded like just a wee too much for me... and I think the half and half vanilla/almond extract was a smart choice. I also threw in some coconut... cause... ya know... why not waste one of your favorite ingredients in a cookie you most likely won't like, right??? Hmph.

Anyway, if you like biscotti give this a try... you can visit Gretchen's blog at Canela & Comino and be sure to check out all the other TWDers at Tuesdays with Dorie.

10 comments:

Lori said...

sugary croutons - maybe the best descriptor i've ever read!! too bad you aren't a fan, but they're easy to give away. :)

Sarah said...

mine weren't the best either, but i should have split the almond extract with vanilla...good idea!

kim said...

sorry you didn't like them... i am not a biscotti person either, but i thought these were pretty good. (maybe because i underbaked a little ;) )

Engineer Baker said...

I'm sorry you weren't a big fan, but hopefully you have someone to send them off to? They are eminently shippable.

chocolatechic said...

Yours look just fine.

I tried to under bake mine so that they wouldn't be so dang hard.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Sugary croutons - hehe! Sorry you were not a fan of these or of biscotti for that matter. Thanks for participating!

HoneyB said...

I love biscotti, but these weren't my favorite. They were way too sweet for me.

pinkstripes said...

I'm sorry you don't like biscotti. More for me! :P

Bridgett said...

I am with you on this biscotti. Definitely not the best nor worth making over, in my opinion.

Barbara said...

"Sugary croutons!" Love it!

I like biscotti, but your description does hit the spot...sorry these didn't please you. Better luck next week!