Happy Meatless Monday. I have been wanting to try my hand at baking vegan biscotti. Recently a friend of ours brought over some of her handcrafted biscotti and I thought, what a truly elegant gift. I love edible gifts anyway but biscotti felt so exotic, like something you would only purchase….but not make in your own kitchen. We invited a friend to join us for brunch yesterday so I decided to bake my first biscotti. Not only was it delicioso…it was very easy to make. This is definitely going to be a go-to for holiday gifting. I found an easy to follow biscotti recipe on Food.com and began ad-libbing from there.
The fun thing about this recipe is that it is for a blank palette dough that is begging to be experimented with. I cut the dough in half and flavored each half differently which made for an elegant presentation. It looked as though I had been baking up a storm when in reality….I had been leisurely drinking coffee in my pajamas, having a ball with my biscotti. Foods that appear labor intensive but really aren’t, are some of my favorites.
Original recipe from Food.com and modified by S. Duquet
Pistachio Lemon Biscotti
Almond Orange Biscotti
Make it Happen
~Bake 5-10 minutes, or until golden on the bottom.
The finished biscotti were elegant and flavorful. We enjoyed them with brunch, then again and again, later that day with tea. The vibrant citrus, nut combos were the perfect companion to our warm and sunny Sunday. Celebrating meatless weekdays or weekends with baked good makes me so happy. Consider making these for your next meatless Monday, Tuesday…..
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