Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TWD: Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

Its' BACK!!!!! Yes, the Dorie Mojo came back this week! You can imagine the dance of joy that Charlie had to witness in the kitchen on Sunday. He was really confused. ;)

For this weeks Tuesday with Dorie, Gretchen of Canela & Comino chose Lenox Almond Biscotti (pg 141-143). I love biscotti but have never attempted to make it at home. It didn't seem to be very hard so I was eager to give it a try.

Dorie calls for almond extract and sliced almonds for her biscotti but I had neither so I went for the options that she had listed. I love dried cranberries in just about everything and orange flavor is just classic with cranberries so it was a no brainer for me. I also went with my homemade vanilla extract (instead of the almond.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti
See the tape measure? Yes I measured the log. I'm that anal sometimes.

I made half of a batch because as much as I love biscotti and baked goods in general, I can only eat so much. I know I could take these to work but honestly, I didn't want to share these. They were so good! I was surprised about the use of the cornmeal but it wasn't overwhelming and added a nice crunch. The cranberries were tart and sweet at the same time. A perfect compliment to the subtle citrus flavor from the orange zest.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

I will definitely be making these tasty cookies again. The flavor possibilities seem endless. I wonder what a matcha flavored one would taste like? hmmm...I think that one will be next!

For more biscotti magic, check out my fellow TWDers here!

Next weeks recipe is Pumpkin Muffins (pg 13), which I have already made! I made them last week for work. I'm actually ahead of schedule on TWD recipes right now! Woo hoo!

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

In other news, I finally got a silicone baking mat! Took me long enough right?? So far I'm loving it. No more baking spray for cookies!

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steph- whisk/spoon said...

sounds like a good combo! and i'd love to have my own vanilla extract--i should get on that! :)

Judy said...

They look delicious. Hey, I have a kitchen tape measure that lives in one of utility drawers; it's covered with flour because I use it all the time.

Lori said...

i measured too - don't feel bad. :) i keep a ruler in my baking drawer. your biscotti look great!

Sarah said...

can't go wrong with cranberry and orange. great job!

Anne said...

Your biscotti looks perfect and I love the flavor combo you used.

I hope you like the silicone mat! My friend gave me one a while back and since I've bought three more on ebay (only about 7 bucks for a silpat!) I figure over the long term you save the money on the greasing, right? :)

Engineer Baker said...

I always measure when I make biscotti, no worries! Yours look delicious.

kim said...

yum, cranberry and orange! awesome flavors. i totally keep a ruler in the kitchen too ;)

Madam Chow said...

Great flavor combination, and congratulations on your new silicone mat!

Megan said...

Glad your mojo is back - I was getting worried for you!!

Nice flavor selection - they look great!

chocolatechic said...

I should have measured mine.

Mine spread so badly.

Rachel said...

Ha I also got my Dorie mojo back this week after a minor disaster last time. The cranberry and orange sounds great!

Libby said...

Yum! These look so nice and chunky. I love the flower pot presentation! and I should have measured, mine were too thick!

Tammy said...

welcome back! great looking biscotti

karen said...

glad your dorie mojo is back! the cranberry and orange combo sounds awesome.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Wonderful job on your biscotti. I think the orange cranberry combo sounds delicious!

Linda said...

These look wonderful!! I like the idea of a matcha version...

Marthe said...

Your biscotti look great!! I had some trouble with the first batch... But the second batch was amazing!! Now on to Thursday: Steak Tacos with Cucumber-Avocado Salsa.... Yum!!

Rebecca said...

Orange and cranberries! Good call. These sound great.

Jaime said...

i meant to do orange cranberry but then forgot to the orange zest, oops! great job

pinkstripes said...

Love the cranberry-orange combo. Sounds delicious. I'm making these again and I think I'll try your variation. Yum!

n.o.e said...

Ooooh, look at how pretty your biscotti are - so nice and tall and smooth. Not to mention the scrumptious flavor combination. Great job. I totally measured my logs also! I found some silicone mats at Marshall's - I like them better than parchment.
Nancy

Shari@Whisk: a food blog said...

Cranberry and orange sound great together!

Jacque said...

I can't believe how perfect your dough log looks... mine was a shaggy mess like Dorie mentioned it might be. (You need to send your picture to Dorie, lol)

Anyway, they sound delish!

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