Tuesday, July 3, 2012

TWD Hazelnut Biscotti


Hazelnut Biscotti
This week for Tuesdays with Dorie, we are making Alice Medrich’s Hazelnut Biscotti, from the book Baking with Julia! Biscotti and I are not strangers. I bake them at least once a month! I am sure I have posted at least 7 recipes for different biscotti in the past year.  I knew that I could get this one done without any problem. So, I procrastinated! This morning I awoke at 6 AM as usual, and by 8:30 AM I had my batch of biscotti in the oven!
I happen to love hazelnuts!  I had both the nuts and the Frangelico in my kitchen cabinet.  This was a really good recipe, and I loved that it had no butter!  The ingredients were easy to put together.  Mixing the dried ingredients, then adding the egg and sugar mixture using a wooden spoon, finally molding the mixture into two loaves. Even an old dog, like me, can learn a new trick now and then. Mine was placing the cut biscotti on a rack to bake. I have always placed them directly on the baking pan, turning them halfway through baking! This was a wonderful new trick! I hate putting my hands in a hot oven to turn the biscotti!!
That’s about it. A beautifully crisp cookie! Perfect for eating straight from the tin or, dipping in your tea or coffee, as my husband likes to do!  Now my Biscotti tin is full again! Enjoy!

To see how other bakers have done with the biscotti, check it out here.
The recipe will be posted on both of our hosts blog sites, this week they are Jodi at Homemade and Wholesome and Katrina at Baking and Boys!  
Happy 4th of July to all my American friends! Enjoy the holiday! And to everyone else Happy Tuesday!!


I brushed mine with egg white…it gives the finished cookie a nice sheen
These were quite easy, and so crunchy and flavorful!!
Place on rack to bake the second time
Delicious Hazelnut Biscotti

22 comments:

  1. I hadn't thought about brushing them with egg whites, great idea!

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  2. Kathy, beautiful Biscotti, again. As usual, your cookies look perfectly shaped and perfectly baked, just the right color and oh so delicious! I love looking at all of your photos of all of the wonderful things that you bake and cook! You know that but I am telling you again!

    P.S.: There are no Limoncello Pinenut Biscottis left in my tin....all gone!

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  3. I love how long yours turned out! Great job!

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  4. your cookie look picture perfect!good idea on the egg white glaze.

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  5. MMMM! Mmmmmm! Mmmm! I LOVE biscott... and a fine cup of jo! And I love almond flavored biscotti. I really need to make it more often!

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  6. The egg white is a neat idea. They look great, but I´m not surprised, coming from the Biscotti Queen herself!

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  7. I figured you could make these blindfolded...and they look marvelous! Love the glazing tip :)

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  8. These look great :-) Yep- I figured you would be able to make these with one hand tied behind your back...

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  9. Your biscotti is beautiful, Kathy! I also liked that tip of baking them on the cooling racks. Will always use that one from now on. I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th!

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  10. I am not huge on biscotti... Unless you make it :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    CCU

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  11. I can tell that you make biscotti often - you shaped them perfectly! I liked the baking rack suggestion, too. So much easier than turning the cookies over.

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  12. I love all your photos. So tasty looking!

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  13. Your biscotti is always so beautiful. Thanks for the baking tip;)

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  14. I also enjoyed the new trick with baking the biscotti the second time around directly on the rack. I have a deja vu looking at your first picture :)

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  15. Your biscotti look deliciously perfect.

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  16. Kathy, I knew you would have no trouble with this recipe.....you're a long-time biscotti baker. Remember, I told you that I had never successfully made biscotti. Just so you know........I've kept my record intact. My daughter took over the cooking and baking duties this week and did a great job. She'll post a week late on TWD/BWJ but she made delicious biscotti.

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  17. Your biscotti look perfect, Kathy. :)

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  18. Biscotti and your blog both look wonderful. I'm excited to see more.

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  19. I also liked learning the trick of cooking these on a rack, no flipping required. I put my rack right on the oven rack, but it looks like you might have put your rack on a sheet. That makes it look easier. It was tricky to remove the hot rack from the oven at the end. Your biscotti look delicious!

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  20. Your experience with biscotti shines through! They are beautiful.

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