2012/07/03

Chaos (TWD Baking w/ Julia: Hazelnut Biscotti)

Sometimes, the world is a little bit more hectic than you think you can handle.

It may seem like all the pieces are flying by faster than you can grab ahold of them. 

Those are the days when all you want to do is grab a cup of coffee.

And find a corner.

And take a deep breath.
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If your world is in a state of chaos, I hope that there is a hot mug of something waiting for you.

And a cookie to dunk in it.

Some days, I think we all could use a cookie break.

For real.


If you like dunking, these biscotti are for you. If you skip the fussy step of removing the skins (which I did), they come together in a breeze. Baking them twice yields their classic crispy texture.

The recipe says that these will keep for thirty days in an air proof container. I wonder if they will make it that long?  Probably not...

This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for this week's challenge can be found over on the sites of the hosts: Jodi of Homemade and Wholesome and Katrina of Baking and Boys.

39 comments:

  1. I doubt any cookies could make it 30 days in my house!

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  2. I made mine last weekend... they wont last more than a day or two!! i'd put this recipe amongst the better ones we've tried from the book!!

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  3. These are definitely good dunking cookies, especially if you need to find a moment to slow down. I don´t think they can last long! Have a great week!

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  4. Yes, definitely there are days when you just need to dunk. Your biscotti looks terrific, Cher. Hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th!

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  5. LOL - they definitely won't be around in 30 days. I liked them crispy - I was a cruncher like Julia.

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  6. The definitely don't last for one month, with my cookie monsters at home just 3 days! Nice looking biscotti


    Ulrike @Küchenlatein

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  7. I love that picture of all the cookies lined up! Great job!

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  8. I kind of liked the look of the hazelnut-skin-removal process in this recipe, but will save it for another baking adventure (I went with almonds). Also, I had thought the same thing about the life span of these cookies: In what household would cookies make it for 30 days? Ha. (Of course, it's a nice thing to remember during the holidays if you want to get started early on baking.)

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  9. a cup of tea and one of these can set any day straight
    I need one of these now, I just got back from work after a looooooooong day

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  10. I love that photo of the cookies lined up in a grid. It belongs in a bakery window shop. :). Have a Happy 4th!

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  11. i think i'm having a cookie break day...nicely done!

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  12. Cher, I could not agree with you more, some days are just "dunking days"...

    Your biscotti look so wonderful and perfectly baked, I am sure that they will not last 30 days, ours lasted two days and when I bake biscotti, I do not bother removing the skins from all those nuts either, we actually prefer them "skin on".

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  13. I agree with you. If everyone ate more cookies, people would be happier. Looks great!

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  14. Looks wonderful! Love that second photo of all your biscotti lined up! :)

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  15. Lovely looking biscotti, Cher! They look so absolutely delicious!! Have a great 4th!!

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  16. I love your little biscotti soldiers all lined up and ready for duty!

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  17. Yeah, that skin removal was a PAIN. But definitely a nice treat to eat with my tea. I can so relate to your chaos...hoping it calms down soon for both of us!

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  18. The skin removal is a neat trick for another time. I've done it a few times and I'm amazed every time. I loved these, though mine are so crispy that they're a little hard to eat without dunking! Hope sitting down for a cuppa with some biscotti reduces the chaos in your world for a little while. Happy 4th of July!

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  19. I wonder who had to wait for 30 days before checking if the biscottis were still good? ;-)

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  20. haha I agree! what cookies last 30 days? :)

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  21. ahhaha please...they won't last a week! Sooo tasty! I'm a dunker too and yours definitely look dunkable. mMmmM

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  22. I bet no one will be able to report back with a definitive answer on the 30 day question - who can forget there are cookies in the tin for that long?

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  23. mine got finished in 2 days flat! yours look infinitely dunk-able!

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  24. Hmm...thanks for the recommendation. I like biscotti, but I don't care for overly fussy recipes. I'll have to ponder whether I want to take a stab at these. Yours look delicious!

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  25. I definitely have a lot of chaos right now and would love a moment to sit with a cup of coffee and a nice cookie. I like how you wrote that. And your biscotti look great. It almost looks like they have a sugar glaze on top.

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  26. Cookies and 30 days - this is an oxymoron :) Lovely biscotti to have for a cookie break!

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  27. I've never made Biscotti, Cher, but yours look picture perfect! 30 days? Yeah...

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  28. Smart idea standing those biscotti up on their bottoms! I wasn't about to put my cooling rack into the oven.

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  29. They look lovely! And yes, I have to say that having one or two of these with a cup of tea during these first few days of my new job have been exactly what the doctor ordered!

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  30. Your biscotti look great and coffee and cookies make each day happier. Cheers!!

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  31. I skipped the skinnin' too. Life is just too dang short.
    Love your photos!

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  32. I'm intrigued that you skipped the skinning! Good to know because that was a tedious chores, or at least that's what my friend and sous chef said:) I just made these and we like them too much for them to last 30 days!

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  33. I was wondering why they had to be skinned, I almost didn't but since I was hosting I thought I'd follow the recipe. Great looking photo of all the biscotti lined up.

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  34. Does anything delicious last for thirty days in your house? My guess is the answer is "no". We tried and our efforts resulted in good biscotti which I will post next Tuesday (permission has already been granted) but not great or delicious biscotti. And, the biscotti will probably sit around, uneaten for thirty days, and then be tossed. I will keep trying. Don't know what my problem is - perhaps baking it too long the second round. Yours looks yummy.

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  35. The quiet perfect moment: coffee and biscotti!
    Wow! Looking forward to it...ups my biscotti have all gone!!
    We loved them!
    Thank you for having visited me.

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  36. These look great.
    Sometimes you do just need to sit down and take a breath.
    We seem to be having same issues on opposites sides of the world :)

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  37. I love how you arranged your biscotti! I too skip the skinning process at times. I do not notice the bitter taste the skins are supposed to have - raw or roasted.

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  38. hope your days are a little less chaotic after eating a few of these, and cooler so we can bake bread in comfort!

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  39. I wish I had more biscotti to nibble on this afternoon! Ours are long gone. :)

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