10.30.2012

TWD Baking with Julia: Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

.  What a crazy month.  And I can't believe it's literally over.  Halloween is just around the corner!

It's been such a busy month that I almost forgot this TWD post was even due!  Good thing I caught myself.  And good thing for you because I experimented a bit and came up with a fun, festive, scrumptious biscotti.  Enter: Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti.

For the month of October, we actually have three recipe options to choose from.  But due to time, I decided to go with the last post due for the month, which was a Recipe Rewind.  This meant that the TWDers got a second chance to make a recipe that got bypassed in earlier months.
Fortunately I'd managed to sneak in most recipes that I was eager to try, but one did manage to slip by: Hazelnut Biscotti.  Now really, who would ever substitute something for hazelnut?  Because nine out of ten times, I wouldn't.  But I've found it rather difficult to find a large number of hazelnuts in this stinkin' town, so for simplicity's sake I went with another option.  Cranberries and pistachios.  I was a little unsure of the combination at first, but mmMmMMMm!

I absolutely adore the sweet and salty flavors in this biscotti, which isn't too overly sweet nor plain tasting.  However, next time around I'll add a white chocolate drizzle because 1) it's pretty 2) I do like my biscotti a touch more sweet and 3) because I can.  So there.  How festively holiday would that look though?!  Right?  Right.
So head on over to Homemade and Wholesome or Baking with Boys for the Hazelnut Biscotti recipe.  And if you decide to go my route, check out my notes below for the measurements I used. 

And be sure to check out the other TWD members' posts, they're always a good time!

On to November!  .

My Notes:
  • Instead of using the hazelnuts, I used a scant 1/3 cup of both the pistachios and cranberries.  Depending on your preference, you can add or decrease this amount.  Also, don't be afraid to try any combination you like.  Get crazy!
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6 comments:

  1. Your biscotti looks so good!! Those are great pics. And very festive indeed with the green and red. (good call)
    I love biscotti but rarely make it. Perhaps it is time to change that!

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  2. Beautiful presentation. Biscotti is a favorite treat in our house. The combination of pistachios and cranberries sounds delicious.

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  3. pistachios and cranberries sound great!

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  4. I have never made biscotti. I absolutely love them though. Maybe I'll tackle that this year. :) Your biscotti sounds perfect for a Christmas coffee treat. :)

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  5. Jess,
    I LOVE biscotti! I only have two recipes so I'll definitely be adding this one to the group. Thanks so much for sharing :)
    Michelle

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  6. This sounds like a great combination! I've really become a fan of pistachios lately and these biscotti look like a great holiday recipe!

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