Tuesday, July 3, 2012
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe is for hazelnut biscotti and the recipe is hosted by Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome and Katrina of Baking and Boys. Check out their blogs to get the recipe! I love hazelnuts so I was really excited for this one. I was amazed that some of the other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers said that they didn’t like hazelnuts, since I like them so much. But usually you really like hazelnuts or you really don’t. So don’t forget to check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site to see all the variations of this recipe.
I like making biscotti, since they usually turn out looking so perfectly, but they aren’t my favorite cookies. I like chewier cookies, but biscotti are good with coffee or tea. When I first read the recipe, I was shocked, SHOCKED, that these cookies do not contain any butter. I think the other recipes I have made in the past do contain butter, so I was interested in how these would turn out. Well, they turned out just fine so I shouldn’t have been skeptical.
I had hazelnuts on hand that were already peeled and lightly toasted, so I didn’t have to peel mine. I was glad since I’ve had really bad luck peeling hazelnuts in the past. And the skins are super bitter so you don’t want that in your cookies. I liked the combination of hazelnuts and hazelnut liqueur in these, the flavor is loud and clear. They are also quick to put together, which is also nice. Sometimes, especially in the summer, I just don’t want to spend so much time in the kitchen. While not my favorite cookie, I liked the hazelnut in these and I’m really glad I gave them a try.
Recipe from Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan, page 315