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Friday, March 26, 2010

Quick and Easy Lemon and Almond Biscotti

I'm in the midst of planning for our annual "May Party." This has become a tradition since moving to Arizona. Our first one was held about two months after moving into our original apartment/condo here to bring together our new Arizona friends. Then last year when we relocated to a new place around the corner we held a "housewarming" party and cookout.

This year, I decided to streamline matters a bit. In the past we've done a lot of cooking for the party including grilling out. That made it tough to enjoy our guests because one of us (usually Michael) had to tend the grill. By the time I'd also finished up the other things I was too tired to have fun.

So, this year I'm doing a "dessert tasting." I'll be showing off some recipes from the blog as well as introducing a few new ones as well. One of the new ones will be Ina Garten's Lemon Meringue Tart. It looks fabulous and will make a nice compliment to the other items I'm contemplating.

While I was looking over the recipe for that dish, I ran across another recipe for an Almond-Lemon Biscotti by Giada De Laurentis. It looked fairly easy to do and since I've never made biscotti but love them, I decided to try it while Michael was teaching this afternoon.

The results were pretty good. I enjoyed the light lemon taste with this biscotti. In Ina's original recipe she calls for dipping them in white chocolate. I didn't have any on hand so decided to try them plain. However, I may pull them out of their container tomorrow and add a little of my lemon cookie icing just dribbled over the tops.

So, if you're looking for a quick and easy biscotti recipe, this should certainly be in the running. You'll find Giada's original recipe on the Food Network site.



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