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Di’s Virtual Cookie Exchange – Biscotti

My contribution for Di’s Virtual Cookie Exchange: Biscotti. I’ve never made biscotti, but have heard (aka read) about them a couple of times, so they were on my soon-to-make list. Last night, when I was catching up on my twitter colleagues, I realized Phyl and Kayte were doing another twitterbake, so I asked if I could just jump in (so did Abby) and bake something, too. I had no idea what to make, and then I read Phyl was going to make cranberry pumpkin biscotti, and I remembered I had them on my to do list, so I checked one of my most beloved cookbook (Mark Bittman’s “How to cook everything”), and yes, it does have a biscotti recipe. And as fate would have it, I had all ingredients on hand. I added cranberries to half of the dough and chocolate chips to the other half. Assembling everything was quite easy, as was the whole baking process: biscotti means “twice baked”, so yes, they went into the oven twice: first, as a whole log, and then as slices. Today, we munched all of them and dipped them in hot chocolate (the hubby and kiddos) and black tea (me). Verdict: YUM!!! Continue reading for the recipe >>>


The Modern Baker Challenge: Quick Breads – Date Walnut Bread

The next bread on my Modern Baker Challenge line-up was the Date Walnut Bread. We are baking our way through Nick Malgieri’s “The Modern Baker”, not necessarily in the order that is given in the book. Check my sidebar to see which breads I’ve already made. Continue reading >>

Can Jam #3: “Allium” – Red Onion Marmalade

Tigress’ Can Jam is a challenge that focuses on a fruit or vegetable each month, and all the participants have to come up with interesting recipes. This month’s focus is: alliums. This covers things like: green scallions, chives, scapes, ramps, leeks, onions, shallots, and garlic. I really LOVE chives and scallions, but I couldn’t find any canning recipe that tickled my fancy. I have to say, I kind of have a challenge within the challenge going on here. I don’t like pickles at all (except for cornichons), so my challenge was to find a jam, marmalade or jelly recipe. Alliums in a jam? No way, I thought. Continue reading >>

BBD #26: Baking Bread for a Birthday Party – Cranberry Walnut Celebration Bread

This month’s topic of the Bread Baking Day which was initiated by Zorra from 1x umrühren bitte is “Baking Bread for a Birthday Party”, hosted by Jamie from Life’s a Feast. As fate would have it, we were invited to a birthday party last weekend, and as a present I wanted to bring some homemade bread and jam. The birthday person likes to bake bread himself, so I thought he’d appreciate receiving homemade bread. Continue reading >>