Monday, October 13, 2008

TWD Lenox Almond Biscotti - Yum!

Woot! Woot! I love me some biscotti! And I was so excited not to see another cookie recipe or chocolate something. Don't get me wrong, I have a sweet tooth like no other, but sometimes a girl needs a break!

I love love love almond, too, so I just knew this was going to be good!

Since my husband is off training (again) for a couple months, my friend Sherree asked the kids and me over for supper tonight. She made red beans and rice....something she introduced me to a while back. LOVE IT! Me, being a poor deprived midwestern girl, grew up on meat and potatoes and casseroles! So I love all the southern foods my friends make!

I decided to throw this recipe together quick and take her some. She is a coffee drinker and I knew she would enjoy some biscotti! She is also guilty of introducing me to the Hot Caramel Mocchiato at Starbucks. But...the secret was to get it as skinny as they make it so you don't ever know what you are missing without all the good stuff.

Oh, I digress. I have always been so surprised at how simple it is to make biscotti. Had I known this, I would have started making my own years ago! The smell of this batch was devine! I even snuck a quick lick of the bowl after I made my biscotti logs. (Which, by the way, were so not even!)

These got a little browner than I would have liked the first round in the oven, but oh well. I think I left them in a couple extra minutes than I should have.

I even cheated a little on the cooling stage due to my lack of time in order to make it to my dinner date. Doing so caused some of the ends to break off as I sliced it....darn, they just HAD to be eaten! I can't have little bits laying around my pan!!!! Ugh!


A quick round two and they were done. I threw some in a mug for my friend, and decided the little bag I had them in didn't hold very many if I was going to tie the end up, so I threw in a few more and left the bag open....they were still steamin' a bit anyways.

She was thrilled to have some biscotti...and I was equally thrilled to eat her red beans and rice...as well as not have to cook supper! Ha!

I also have a package to send to my sister tomorrow. My neice just turned 6, so I have a package full of goodies for her....plus, my big sister is soon turning the big 3-0! So I thought I'd package up a few for her with the recipe and some herbal tea.


You better beleive I'll be making these again! Super Uber delicious! Thank you to Gretchen of Canela & Comino for chosing this recipe! Kudos!!!!

By the way, I'm on my second one tonight as I'm sipping Melaleuca Tangy Lemon hot herbal tea while posting this blog!


25 comments:

HoneyB said...

Love your gift packaging! Glad you enjoyed the cookie!

Lori said...

wouldn't you love to get that gift in the mail?! that's so nice of you!

Christine said...

The batter was tasty and I love almonds too! Great packaging I am glad you enjoyed it!

Prudy said...

I just love the packaging. They look so pretty.

Engineer Baker said...

Biscotti are perfect for gifts, aren't they? Beautifully golden.

Jules Someone said...

Glad you enjoyed them. And it's nice that they ship so well.

Teanna said...

What great packaging! And what a lucky friend you have! These were SO good-- I am glad you loved them!

kim said...

such a nice gift! great job on the biscotti, they look lovely :)

Peggy said...

Sweet of you to give those as a gift. I am eating all of mine. :) I'm a food hog. Yours look great.

Barbara said...

Lovely! And how nice of you to share!

Fit Chick said...

WOW,great packaging! I liked the cornmeal crunchie taste and will make again, glad they worked for you also.

Mary Ann said...

They turned out great and how sweet of you to share!

Rebecca said...

Red beans and rice? Now, THAT'S a good friend. ;)

Tammy said...

what a perfect gift! I love the way you packaged them with the mug. i must remember that at Christmas time!

Gretchen Noelle said...

SO glad you enjoyed these biscotti. SOunds like a good trade - your biscotti for some delicious red beans & rice. Fun!

The Food Librarian said...

What cute packages! Your biscotti looks great!

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

What a nice package!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Great job with your biscotti! They look lovely! These are perfect for gift giving, aren't they? Of course, I'm not as nice as you. I kept mine all for myself! ;)

Karen said...

Love biscotti! I have a great cranberry-walnut biscotti that is yummy, too!

Amanda said...

What a fun idea for the gifts, love it! I have a teenage daughter and can't wait for her to come home and try these today. I didn't get to make these until this morning due to an oven mishap, but we are back in business now. Yours look great!

AmyRuth said...

Isn't it so fun to share all the baking goodness with our friends and family. I certainly can't afford to eat it all... Yours really look good and I think you have a lucky family.
AmyRuth

Prudence said...

Hey girl!! What a GREAT idea!! And so easy to make!!

Marthe said...

Your biscotti look amazing, I absolutely loved this recipe once I got it right!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Your biscotti look delicious. Umm..sipping on tea and eating a biscotti - now that's what I call relaxation!

chez us said...

These look great & I love how you packaged them!