Dienstag, 14. Juni 2011

TWD: Chocolate Biscotti

 Boy, this was a failure! I have no idea what went wrong. Maybe I had just a bad-baking-day. Guess that happens to the best of us...

The dough went together very easily. I used dried sourcherries, because the chocolate-cherry-combo did sound extremely appealing to me

The baking time was far too long for my dough. No idea what went wrong. So I ended up with almost burnt logs, that were still so soft in the middle, that one of them broke up. How could that happen? Either I did bake it too long (would be an explanation for the almost black surface) or too short (what would be an explanation for the softness in the middle) - but both at a time?

Then I tried to cut them, what was impossible for about 2/3 of the dough.

Putting them back in the oven, for consolidation, it was clear that I had to shorten the baking time. Still, even 5 min. was too long.

So I ended up with about 6 or 7 acceptable biscotti, some "when I am generous you may call them mini-biscotti"-pieces and a whole lot of crumbs.Well, let's store them and make some cookie-icecream soon!

Nevertheless: The crumbs I tested did taste great. Biscotti dough with chocolate, almonds and dried cherries - a wonderful and excellent flavour combination. So don't blame the cookies for my lack af baking-abilities!

Sorry I can't give you better pictures for these (Cherry) Chocolate Biscotti, chosen for this week's TWD by Jacque of Daisy Lane Cakes. On her page you will not only find the recipe, but far better pictures!
(for the recipe you can also open Dorie's book on page 144)

7 Kommentare:

  1. Sorry they didn't work out! I wonder if your oven is off or something?
    I added sour cherries to mine and it was a great addition!

  2. They look perfect to me! I had a few dark bottoms on mine, but they were tasty just the same. :)

  3. i really like the slivered almonds peeking thru. mmm.

  4. Oh no! My first biscotti were a fail, too, but yours don't look that bad!

  5. oh that just stinks! I've been having serious issues w/ my oven, too. I think it was sending out hate vibes since I hadn't really done any baking for 3 months during my 1st trimester. No worries. I had to adjust my baking temp to 325 and baked it for the same time Dorie listed and they turned out PERFECT! Might be something to look into...recalibrating your oven. LIke I'm going to have to do. Good luck! I can only imagine how delicious that ice cream will be....

  6. I'm sorry that you had trouble with these. They look like they're delicious!

  7. Perfect idea to save the crumbs for cookie ice cream.

    I really have to watch my oven when I bake. Sometimes it says, Not Today!!