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.