Have you been wondering what I've been doing these last couple of Tuesdays?
A. I've been busy
B. I've been lazy
C. I forgot to bake for Tuesdays with Dorie!
I missed the month of June! How oh how did I do that? I missed making French Strawberry Cake & Oasis Naan. I still plan on making both of these recipes....I'll just be a little late.
Fear not, I'm back in action for July! Hazelnut Biscotti was first up for the month! A lot of the bloggers in the group were chatting about their dislike for hazelnut. I thought they were nuts! I love me some Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread). I love me a nice Hazelnut latte from La Colombe. I thought I loved hazelnut then I made these biscotti and I guess I thought wrong? I wasn't a huge fan. It was a big let down. I didn't have any hazelnut liquor on hand BUT I did have brandy (from my sangria recipe) on hand. The recipe states that brandy can substitute the hazelnut liquor. I think this was my mistake. I really tasted the brandy... a bit too much.
(right before going in oven for the first baking)
I liked to try this recipe again and use hazelnut liquor OR use a different nut (almond or pistachio is what I'm thinking).
(after first baking. prior to cutting for second baking)
Even though I wasn't a fan of the recipe, I brought them into work and they went over well. So maybe it was just my taste buds? Regardless, this was my first time making biscotti and it was a fun experience that was well worth the learning!
Thanks for hosting this week! Hope everyone has a fun and save 4th of July!