Nah, I don't think so either.
Anyhoo...my good friend Giada DeLaurentis told me how to make biscotti, and with a few tweaks, I tailored it to how we like it. Which part of that sentence is not true? Boy, I can't fool you guys.
This is so easy to make. If you like a crunchy cookie, you'll love these. It you're a fan of moister, richer desserts, try this recipe: BALLPARK BROWNIES
Biscotti does not mean biscuit, by the way, like most people think. It means 'twice-baked.' You just had a lesson in Italian.
Here are a few pictures of the process.
|The log - first bake|
|The cookies - second bake|
Fascinating, isn't it? Biscotti is like twice-baked potatoes, only without the potatoes.
I love these. They are particularly festive at the holidays, but I make 'em whenever I'm hankering for a crunchy treat. And, of course, whenever Giada is coming to visit.