Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chocolate Pecan Biscotti (See Jane Bake)

stacks of biscotti

Did you know that biscotti means "twice-baked cake" in Italian?  Neither did I until I was looking up recipes for it last week (recipe here).  In fact, it came as a huge shock to me that I would need to bake something twice that I almost didn't go through with it.  I only bake on occasion and the fact that I'd have to do it twice in a row made me let out an exasperated sigh.  However, the dough/batter/whatever was already made so I kept on keeping on.  Fatal flaw:  I never read the instructions before I start to cook/bake--I only look to see what ingredients are needed.

over-floured that poor, top log
looks done to me, but wait, I have to bake it again?  yes, I do.

29 comments

  1. Yummyyyy... I'm hungry, it's time for breakfast! :D
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

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  2. Why I do always stumble upon such pics whenever I'm having a cup of coffeee?! I need these cookies NOW! :o)

    x

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  3. Look at you, you aspiring Italian! I've got a secret Dav family recipe for biscotti if you are interested!

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  4. Looks amazing. I've always wanted to try making biscotti but thought it would be too hard. I think it's time I do it.

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  5. LOL< I've done that before too...Hence eating stuffed shells for weeks...lesson learned! But these do look tasty!!!

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  6. tasty trouble is what that is!

    xoxo
    Christine
    www.aquietdetermination.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh man biscotti and hot chocolate (or tea, or coffee, or whatever suits your fancy) is soo good!

     PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  8. Wow this looks amazing - I'm always happy to try biscotti.


    http://louboutinsinlalaland.blogspot.com/

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  9. yummy, looks good! maybe I should give it a try! thanks for sharing ^^ x

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  10. wow that makes me so hungry, looks delicious!

    www.fashionablecollections.blogspot.com

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  11. Why do I look at your food posts while eating breakfast?!?! I always become disenchanted with my food instantly bc yours looks so great ;)

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  12. Haha, I've never baked anything twice either. It would totally throw me for a loop. These look amazing though and well worth the extra bake time.

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  13. oh yummy! I have never even though to make biscotti although that would wreck havoc on my post tonsillectomy throat right now. And I ike the poo over floured one =)
    Amber's Notebook

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  14. Mmmm, this looks SO good. I also tend to skip over instructions when I first read a recipe -- which generally leads to quite the disaster. On the bright side, it looks like it turned out well!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. yummy! i had no idea they had to be baked twice, either. hopefully it doesn't mean there's twice the calories...you can tell where my head's at. SHRED. help

    xo,
    c

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  16. looks delicious!! great photos <3

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  17. i've obviously never made these bc i never ran across baking something twice! these look worth the double baking!

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  18. This makes me super hungry... and I just had lunch :)

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  19. oooh that looks delicious! :)
    I love biscotti!
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  20. I've never made biscottis, but I would love to try! They look delicious. Hope your Refinery29 contest is going well! I'm routing for you. xo

    Kathryn

    http://sweetteaandchampagne.com

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  21. These look delish! If you like biscottis you have to try the ones from Three Tarts in Northfield. I'm obsessed!
    Xx

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  22. Yum! This looks delicious. I can picture this with a warm cup of coffee, a good book and an inviting table for two.

    Cheers!

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  23. Love it! I make some with my Italian mother in law every christmas!

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