Its true – I’ve never made biscotti before. In fact, I’d only ever eaten it a couple of times. I have to say, I’ve never been a big fan of biscotti – I know you’re supposed to dunk it in your coffee and all, but its just too crunchy and hard for my taste. Those chocolatey kind at Starbucks aren’t half bad, but its not something I want to spend money on. I wasn’t thrilled about this week’s choice – Lenox Almond Biscotti, chosen by Gretchen of Canela and Comino, but I really wanted to give it a chance, especially since last week’s recipe was such a bust.

After all was said and done, I actually really enjoyed these. They weren’t too crunchy and really were excellent with my coffee! I will say, though, the cornmeal kinda threw me off a little….but not enough to cause a problem! These were great and I’ll most definitely be making them again!!

If you want the recipe, visit Gretchen’s blog! These are really great – give ‘em a try!!

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  1. yay–you’re first biscotti look tasty to me!

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    Comment by steph (whisk/spoon) — October 13, 2008 @ 10:35 PM

  2. yeah – these SO beat anything starbucks sells! yours look absolutely wonderful, i want to grab one and dunk it right away.

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    Comment by Lori — October 14, 2008 @ 4:11 AM

  3. These look utterly delicious! Congrats on a job well done.

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    Comment by Erin — October 14, 2008 @ 5:35 AM

  4. Those look wonderful, and I’m glad your first attempt went so well!

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    Comment by Caitlin — October 14, 2008 @ 8:44 AM

  5. i felt the exact same way as you about these biscotti! glad you liked them, they look wonderful :)

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    Comment by kim — October 14, 2008 @ 9:36 AM

  6. Your biscotti look really good! I’m glad you liked them, my second batch is in the oven right now!

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    Comment by Marthe — October 14, 2008 @ 10:49 AM

  7. Your photos are gorgeous.

    I have never made biscotti before either.

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    Comment by chocolatechic — October 14, 2008 @ 10:58 AM

  8. WOW!! Your biscotti are beautiful! :) Wonder why mine didn’t come out as chunky as yours did? I think I would’ve liked them better that way!! Love the pics!

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    Comment by hornedfroggy — October 14, 2008 @ 2:58 PM

  9. your first biscottis look divine!

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    Comment by susan — October 14, 2008 @ 4:14 PM

  10. I love the look of your biscotti! Wonderful job on them, and I am very glad you enjoyed the taste of them too!

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    Comment by Gretchen Noelle — October 14, 2008 @ 7:31 PM

  11. The crunch of the cornmeal was definitely an unexpected but really enjoyable surprise. Terrific job on them…your biscotti looks absolutely perfect!

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    Comment by Linda — October 14, 2008 @ 8:50 PM

  12. Great job! I love your photos of such a yummy creation!!!

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    Comment by food librarian — October 14, 2008 @ 9:52 PM

  13. I’m glad you tried them out – I liked them too! Yours look lovely.

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    Comment by Carmen — October 15, 2008 @ 5:48 AM

  14. Yum, yum, yum!! that biscotti looks fabulous! I want to bite through the screen and have some now!

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    Comment by Katie — October 15, 2008 @ 6:54 AM

  15. Your biscotti look soo tasty. And very rustic. Send me some.

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    Comment by TeaLady — October 15, 2008 @ 5:47 PM

  16. Your pictures are gorgeous. Yum!I loved this recipe.

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    Comment by pinkstripes — October 15, 2008 @ 8:29 PM

  17. Yours looks so hearty! Nice job, I’m glad you ended up enjoying them. I think there were a lot of biscotti converts this week :)

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    Comment by Jacque — October 16, 2008 @ 7:24 AM

  18. It was my first time making biscotti too. I’m glad you liked them!

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    Comment by Shari — October 16, 2008 @ 8:42 PM

  19. Yeah, it works! thanx for this yummy recipes!

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    Comment by grillicious — October 17, 2008 @ 2:44 AM

  20. Congrats on your first biscotti – they look great!

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    Comment by colleen — October 17, 2008 @ 10:30 AM

  21. Um…and you’re making some for me when?? YUM!

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    Comment by Mother — October 21, 2008 @ 2:02 PM

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