Friday

Whole grain biscotti

I love gifts of all sorts, and food in particular. All the thought and emotion that goes into one of these little packages always lifts my spirits. Fortunately, as far as food gifts are concerned, I like being at the giving end as much as I enjoy being at the receiving end!

Knowing my penchant for whole grains, it will come as no surprise that I tried Heidi Swanson's whole grain biscotti. . She also featured a recipe for chocolate biscotti in 'Super Natural Cooking'. How could I resist!

I made both. What can I say, I simply couldn't choose. I've served them as part of a brunch menu and used them variously for gifting. Bon Voyage, Good luck before an exam! Welcome back (to work!! Ha ha) Happy Friday! And they've always gone over well.

I will confess that I liked the almond chocolate chip version heaps more than the chocolate version. There was nothing wrong with the chocolate version and god knows I LOVE chocolate, but nevertheless, the almond chocolate chip biscotti is truly outstanding. She has the texture just right. The original recipe is here and I wouldn't change a thing. Made with wheat germ and oat flour, these chocolate studded biscotti are full of virtue and low-glycemic goodness!

Come share the love at Sugar High Friday#41: Sweet Gifts, hosted by Danielle of Habeas Brulee.

12 comments:

Suganya said...

I adore Heidi's blog. Its truly what you find in 101 cookbooks. Your biscottis look perfect, Smita. Sometimes, mine tend to fall apart when baked for the second time. Of course, I never show butter to them :D

Asha said...

I have double chocolate with choc. chips biscotti right now!:D
But never made them at home. Your's looks wonderful, Almond bits sounds good.
Have a great weekend Smita. Mine already started, 2 birthdays tomorrow, just came from shopping with all their goodies. There will be 6 teenagers at home from 2-6pm tomorrow! OY!HELP!;D

bee said...

isn't that an incredible blog? it's idiot-proof and health conscious. beautiful biscotti.

Minti said...

Biscotti sound so yum. And with a healthy version - down they go onto my list!

Nandita said...

Smita,
You do love biscottis dont you! I have bookmarked your orange biscotti from earlier, I guess I even tried it out long while ago...and I have the same huge mug from a set we had bought in Rochester :) Its too huge to drink anything, so I just use it for flower decorations at home
And who doesn't like 101cookbooks :)

Sangeetha said...

Whole wheat biscotti this time! I will definitely try it out! Did I tell you that it was your previous post on biscottis that inspired my biscotti makings? Check out my latest post as proof of that :)

Mallika said...

Full of virtue? Never made biscotti before. But now I'm sold. I love how yu've photographed them - in the cup. Very cute.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Smita,

These biscotti look terrific - and with the whole grains, can only be good for you.

Thanks so much for the lovely BBM package - it arrived today!!! I had great fun opening it and discovering its treasures.

Tracy said...

Yum ... I love biscotti. I must try those. I'll bet you were a popular person giving those away.

ServesYouRight said...

Suganya - do you make vegan biscotti? I'd love to try them (ahem, making them too :-)

Asha, Bee, Minti - Thanks!

Nandita, Sangeetha and Mallika - I am totally 'fida' over this biscotti. Orange + almond + whole grain = total satisfaction :-)

CakeLaw - I am SO glad the package reached you okay. You're so welcome!

Tracy - I tried Bicotti for Everybotti's Maple Walnut Biscotti at Women's Coffee Connection the other day. They were very good - yum!

Thanks y'all for stopping by - love hearing from you!

Smita

Divya Vikram said...

Have nt made biscotti s till now..will have to try it soon.

The Apron Queen said...

The heck with cooking supper! I'm making a bunch of desserts after reading SHF!!

Stop by for a visit. I'll even save one of my baked apples for you! :D

Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com