Sunday, December 20, 2009

Almond and Lemon Biscotti

Posted by - Nancy

Hello! This is my first month participating in the challenge and I was excited to make biscotti. I had never made biscotti before and while the recipe that was posted looked good, I had a lot of lemons gifted to me recently (ah, the joys of living in southern California in December), so I was hoping to find a lemony biscotti recipe. I turned to my friends at the Food Network and wouldn’t you know, Giada had a recipe for Almond and Lemon Biscotti.

The recipe was basically the same so I started out by whisking my dry ingredients together and zesting my 3 lemons. I beat my sugar and eggs in my mixer and then added the other ingredients.









Ready for the oven


After 50 minutes in the oven


Melting the chocolate


After I zested my lemons I didn't want to waste them so I juiced them to add to my lemonade in the fridge. Right before I poured the juice in I thought that it might be nice to make some "lemon sugar" to sprinkle on top of the biscotti. I took about a quarter of a cup of sugar and a teaspoon of lemon juice and mixed them together. Then I put the sugar on some foil to dry. It was a bit clumpy but once it was dry I simply broke up the clumps and it was good to go. I sprinkled it over the chocolate before it set up.

Yum!

10 comments:

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Oh i love how ur biscotti turned in...me too going the nutty choco way and thanx for the lemon sugar -i think thats great...have never made it but will now...

rena said...

I love the idea of lemon biscotti! I didn't even think of that. They look delicious and welcome to the group :)

thecraftypepper said...

Thank you both.

ellebee said...

What a great use of your lemons! The biscotti look delish. :)

Tina said...

They look fantastic! And I really love the lemon sugar idea. Very creative.

Welcome aboard!

thecraftypepper said...

The lemon sugar really added a nice note to the biscotti. It tastes like a lemon drop!

Holly said...

I have never tried to make biscotti before, but this looks delicious and my kiddos love biscotti.
Holly @ 504 Main

Colleen said...

I am so making those! I love lemon and that lemon sugar looks amazing!!

Tori said...

These sound delicious!

Sweet and Savory said...

You did a beautiful job and I particularly love the lemon sugar. Such a clever deed.