I absolutely LOVED this recipe...so much so that I am making another batch as I write this blog. I have always wanted to make biscotti but have been a little timid too, never realizing how simple it is.
I did make some changes to Julia's recipe (if I should dare). I halved the recipe and made one with a little less flour and added cocoa powder, removed the almonds and added chocolate chips...the end result was delish. With the other half, after the biscotti has cooled, I melted some semi-sweet chocolate and dipped them.
I didn't quite get the eight dozen cookies that the recipe called for (thank goodness)...but I did donate the majority of the cookies to my son's daycare for their bake sale. I am happy to report that the bake sale started at 5pm and by the time I got there at 5:15pm they had already disappeared. This is the exact reason why I am baking some more...I am a sucker for this low fat cookie...
I have decided not to modify this new batch, although I am sure that I am going to dip or drizzle them with chocolate for an added touch and I plan to leave some of them naked. I am sure that this is a recipe I am going to make over and over again (with modifications).
Until next time beauties...Happy Baking!