Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie-Lenox Almond Biscotti and Macadamia, Lime, and Dried Cherry Biscotti

This week's recipe was chosen by Gretchen of Canela & Comino. Check out her blog for the recipe or go to NPR where this recipe is posted. But really you should just be able to turn to page 141 of Dorie's Baking from my home to yours, because I know you all realize by now that you should own this book! Don't the goodies look good? Well, they are, and if you don't have this Cookbook you are seriously missing out, in my opinion.
A couple of weeks ago I saw a beautiful picture of biscotti on Steph's blog, A Whisk and A Spoon. She made some beautiful Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti and put them in a glass cup with a ribbon. So, I copied her idea.Mine didn't turn out nearly as cute as hers, but it was the best I could come up with. At least I am giving her the credit right? What really happened to these biscotti, both batches, was that they got packed up really tight and were shipped to a lucky soldier for Operation Baking GALS. I figured that since biscotti are already crisp, it wouldn't matter if they sat in the mail for a week or two. Hope they tasted good!

I made 2 batches. The first was plain, Lenox Almond Biscotti and the second were Macadamia, Lime, and Dried Cherry Biscotti. I only kept the very ends, so we really didn't get to taste too much of these. Out of the scraps that we tasted though, the Macadamia version were much more popular. These turned out rather flat, but I think that is because I didn't shape the logs into precisely the measurements that Dorie suggested. I got close enough and decided that was fine.

I had to bake them for longer than suggested, but other than that, this was a pretty simple recipe. To see all the other gorgeous Biscotti, check out the Tuesday's with Dorie Blogroll! Coming up next week-Pumpkin Muffins, yum!






31 comments:

n.o.e said...

Your biscotti are beautiful! I love that golden glow (and the ribbon/jar presentation is adorable). I almost copied you on the lime/cherry/macadamia after reading your comment on the P&Q. They look seriously delicious, and I admire your restraint only eating the ends. What a good cause to support, and these are the perfect cookie to send.
Nancy

Prudy said...

Love the display and your variation sounds irresistible. I love cherry and lime. Good for you sending these for such a good cause. What a perfect recipe for shipping.

Lori said...

I think they look fantastic!! I've got some macadamias in the freezer, I hadn't thought to pair them with lime. Noting that in my cookbook right now....

Sarah said...

The macadamia variety sounds awesome! Great job!

Cathy said...

Mare, your biscotti look beautiful! Your macadamia version sounds so yummy -- I've got to try that next time! I'm totally with you on Dorie's cookbook -- how did I survive without it for so long? It's amazing! Even if her cooking instructions for the biscotti were a bit crazy. I am sure that some well-deserving soldier out there will be loving your biscotti!

Maria said...

Love the way you dolled up these cookies! These would make a fun gift!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your biscotti look great and your variations sound delicious!

CB said...

Oh baby. I bet the macadamia, lime and cherry one was amazing! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Engineer Baker said...

Both variations look wonderful, and love the presentation. Delicious.

Gretchen Noelle said...

I love that you sent these off to a soldier! It is true that they are already crunchy, so why not. I love the sound of the lime version...I had thought to play with something like that. Hope you check out my response to your comments. Thanks for particiapting!

Alexa said...

Biscotti are a favorite of mine. I am a dunker and these cookies are perfect for that. Yours look delicious. Now, I want to go bake a batch. :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

Wonderful as always!

Amy said...

These look great!! I have GOT to get this cookbook!!

chocolatechic said...

Yours look wonderful, and I am thinking macs and white chocolate chips.

Melissa said...

Yours looks beautiful and I love the ribbon around the jar! I bet those cherry and lime biscotti were yummy - what a great idea!

Marie said...

Your biscotti look fabulous, but then I knew they would!! I am drooling over those pumpkin pie cupcakes though! Wowser wowser!!

kim said...

they look wonderful :) the macadamia/lime/cherry combo sounds tasty!

Jenny said...

Cute Cute Cute with your presentation. Love it all and what great flavors you have going on. Yum!

~Kimberly said...

Oooh! i'm going to have to try your second version of biscotti! That sounds awesome!

susan said...

your biscottis are just lovely.

Pamela said...

I think your presentation is quite nice! Both variations sound great and your the second person I've seen with the cherry-lime combo. That just sounds fab to me. Wonderful job.

Bridgett said...

Oh, the macadamia and lime sound decadent. I think your pictures turned out darling with the ribbons. That is a very cute idea.
You are incredibly thoughtful to take the time to bake for our troops. I am sure they will appreciate the effort and could definitely use a sweet treat!

The Food Librarian said...

Mac nuts. Crazy yum! These look great!!!

vibi said...

Very sweet and fresh pictures... pleasant to the eye.
Lime and cherry? I could truly not have parted with those! Sheeeesh!

HoneyB said...

Love the flavors and am sure the soldiers will too!

Lady Baker said...

Wow, I love the Operation Baking Gals idea! What a great thing to send a slice of home....Other than that, I forget what else I was going to comment on, because as I hit "comment" link to type, I was happily distracted by a photo/post directly below regarding Pumpkin Cupcakes...?!?! Know what I love more than pumpkin recipes--CUPCAKE recipes! The best of both worlds!So I must be getting back to your blog to check that out!

bakingwiththeboys said...

How do you come up with these flavors? Awesome job.

pinkstripes said...

Your biscotti are perfect. Love the lime, cherry, macadamia variation. The soldiers will definitely love them, they are great for shipping.Yum!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

they look great! i'm sure the soldiers will love them!

Anne said...

The biscotti look great and I love the variation- great flavors! What a great idea to send these off, too. I always worry about cookies getting stale but I bet these will be perfect!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Your photos look great! I love your flavor combo of Macadamia, Lime, and Dried Cherry!