It’s been some time now that I have become obsessed with baking…I find it very therapeutic. And to be totally honest I usually have only a bite of whatever it I bake, mostly because I don’t really have much of a sweet tooth. Don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate cake as much as the next 30something year old gal….but most often then not I’ll tend to reach for a bag of Doritos instead.
OK, I’m getting a little off track here, yes back to baking. I find most of my recipes on-line, and that’s when I discovered Dorie Greenspan and wondered where she has been all my life. I tried a few recipes of hers and loved them, they are so easy to follow and the result is always a winner. I finally decided to purchase Dorie’s book; Baking: From my Home to Yours . When the book arrived I couldn’t wait to start baking and it was at that time that I also thought that it would be a great idea to start a Blog.I hadn’t made biscotti in a while, well quite honestly I was a little afraid of biscotti…they just seemed to be a lot of work. This recipe jumped out at me, it had two ingredients that I loved, Almonds & Corn (really cornmeal). I was a little worried about using cornmeal as it tends to be grainy and thought it would throw off the texture of the biscotti. Also, I only had whole almonds so I went out and bought slivered almonds, which I think took away from the biscotti since they were barely visible as you can see in the picture.
All in all I was content with the recipe. My husband suggested that maybe next time I add some cranberries to the recipe for extra flavour..which I may very well do. I brought some into work the next day and wasn’t sure if they would be a hit or not especially when I told people the biscotti had cornmeal in them…….well they were polished off within an hour.
I can’t wait for more adventure’s with Dorie & I will be sure to share them.