I was sort of disappointed when I saw that this week's Tuesday's With Dorie was Lenox Almond Biscotti selected by Gretchen from Canela & Cominol (you can find the recipe on her site). I always think of biscotti as dry and considerably hard-BUT- I was also a little bit excited because I am absolutely positive that I never would have ever picked this recipe to try out on my own! A part of me knew that there has to be some reason that people like biscotti- some reason that coffee shops always carry the little rock-hard suckers...and... there is! Homemade, fresh biscotti is DELICIOUS! Really! It's like the difference between an old stale store brand chocolate flavored chip cookie and homemade chocolate chunk cookie.
I didn't have almonds so I made a spiced version using 1/2 tsp apple pie spice, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/2 vanilla in place of the almond extract. My logs looked great after the first bake and I was able to slice them easily for the second bake.
After they cooled I made an almond glaze using milk, powdered sugar, and a little tiny bit of almond extract. I didn't use any measurements I just kind of eyeballed it- the desired consistency will drip like this off a spoon.
I am very pleased with this recipe and I can't wait to try all the variations that Dorie suggests!
And I will leave you with some pictures of Helen Mae dressed up as a puppy- random- but extremely cute- my husband's not bad either!