Tuesdays with Dorie: Cantuccini

15 Apr

I was happy to find Tuesdays with Dorie as an inducement to get more posts into My Tiny Kitchen. Signing up before my Wednesdays with Kids began was, perhaps, fortuitous, but has worked to shape the TWD motivation into more of a goad, a very friendly large stick.  In a good way. Throw in a vacation that I thought for SURE I would use for writing the blog text, and, well, here I sit on Leave Your Link Day, scribbling some words to attend the photos for these delicious cookies.

Cantuccini are a biscotti and biscotti are Italian cookies. For any of you who don’t think you like biscotti, it may be that you are eating them incorrectly. These twice-baked, crunchy, dry, tasty little wonders are meant to be dunked, most notably into Vin Santo, but, short of that, any fine marocchino will do.

These biscotti are delicious. Almonds are always a favorite of mine, with just enough of the attendant cinnamon to accent the espresso I dunked the cookie into. The instruction in the book was clear, including the important step of letting the cookie “loaf” cool completely before slicing and baking the final time. These would be a beautiful end to your Easter dinner, a bit of communion, using this “bread” soaked in the holy wine. Buon appetito!

the "meez"

the “meez”

the dry

the dry

the almonds

the almonds

the egg

the egg

the dough

the dough

the loaf

the loaf

the cooling

the cooling

the slicing

the slicing

the 2nd bake

the 2nd bake

the end

the end

Cantuccini • Baking with Julia • Contributing Baker: Nick Malgieri • pages 313-314

 

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7 Responses to “Tuesdays with Dorie: Cantuccini”

  1. steph (whisk/spoon) April 15, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    those look nice– I like the color the coconut sugar gives. glad you enjoyed them!

  2. SandraM April 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm #

    Very nice looking biscotti!

  3. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories April 16, 2014 at 4:26 am #

    Love your step-by-step! I think I have the same serrated knife =)

    • Lisa April 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

      Small world-thanks!

  4. Sunita April 16, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Your cantuccini look wonderful. I see that you have used coconut sugar too. Your step wise photos are great.

    • Lisa April 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

      Thank you!

  5. Cathleen April 17, 2014 at 4:35 am #

    Nice job! I really liked the simplicity of this recipe.

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