I've always considered Biscotti to be a sophisticated, almost stuck-up, grown up cookie. A cookie to nibble at, accompanied by equally stuck-up, fancy-sounding coffee. Ooopsss.. I did not offend anyone, now did I? (ah, well...who reads this blog anyway :).
I seem to be having the cookie itch these days - I go about all day thinking about baking them!! And so Chocolate Biscotti (pg 144) was what caught my fancy tonight as I was flipping through Dorie Greenspan's Baking from my home to yours.
I wanted a quick-to-go recipe, one which did not require me to refrigerate the dough for a couple of hours before baking them. This fits the bill - and I had all the ingredients like chopped almonds and chocolate chips ready at home.
It was pretty fun making these - especially making two huge fat logs from the dough, baking them for 20 minutes, cutting them into slices and then baking them again for another 10 minutes. By the way, Biscotti means twice-baked!
Boy, do they smell so good baking in the oven!! While my kids dunked their Biscotti in milk (how un-sophisticated is that!!), I dunked my chocolatey sticks in my favourite local coffee, Kopi Cap Hang Tuah. Just a piece or two with your fav beverage makes a complete breakfast, tea-time enjoyment, or any-time treat in my opinion.