This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by the lovely Gretchen of Canela & Comino. I was really happy about her choice because I love biscotti. I hadn't made any in a while so I was really looking forward to dunking a few of them in a good cup of coffee.
These were a bit different from the biscotti I've made before. The dough is really sticky and spreads while baking, whereas my favorite biscotti recipe yields a very thick and crumbly dough to begin with that keeps its shape in the oven. I had to double the first baking time because the logs were still raw in the middle after the specified amount of time. I also had to let them bake a while longer for the second round in the oven, that's why they're a bit more "golden" than they should be.
They are very good, though I'm not sure the cornmeal added much to this recipe. Perhaps I should have used medium cornmeal instead of fine? Who knows. Will I make these again? I'm not sure. I might try tweaking the recipe and using something else, perhaps ground almonds, instead of the cornmeal.
I'm sure the other members of this fabulous group came up with a myriad of variations on the biscotti theme so why don't you give them a visit? And if it's the recipe you'd like, well then, visit Gretchen's blog!