I was at work and in my fist was a small piece of paper that said “Italy”. During the world cup season, we each had to bring in a morning tea based on our drawn countries. What to bring? There are many yummy Italian foods. Pizza, pasta, antipasto, breads….
Being a terrible baker, I challenged myself to bake for everyone at work.
Chinese fighting muffins
Light, fluffy bread and moist cakes? Never! It’s not my style. My baking is generally hard and dry. So I figured, why not harness my natural talent for making Chinese fighting muffins? Look upon it as a transferable skill. Maybe you have a negative cooking skill that could be turned right given the perfect recipe?
Biscotti is hard and never moist. Biscotti is classy. Biscotti would be perfect.
I found this online chocolate biscotti recipe by Susan from Farmgirl Fare. If I’m afraid of making something, the words easy and beginners in the heading makes a big difference. I worried about burning these since it’s hard to tell if dark brown biscotti is cooking or burning. By the time you know for sure, it’s already too late. I shouldn’t have worried. The biscotti came out perfectly and disappeared at morning tea the next day. What a relief!
These are are crisp and crunchy, but won’t break your teeth and are also ideal for dunking. I added a teaspoon of coffee, but in hindsight, Susan’s suggestion of a tablespoon would have been better. Perhaps even a coffee liqueur next time.
This post is part of Sweet New Zealand, a monthly blogging event open to all Kiwi bloggers. Founded by Alessandra Zecchini, this month’s event is hosted by Sue from Couscous & Consciousness. See here for more info on this month’s event.
That looks seriously good. Dunk them just long enough to not break a tooth. 🙂
Wow, these look great. I’ve got to admit that baking is definitely not my strong suit either – light and fluffy nearly always turns to something more “brick-like” in my hands. I really should give biscotti a try – I might just be able to pull something like this off.
Thanks for sharing with Sweet New Zealand this month 🙂
Thanks for hosting this month Sue! The linky thing was very cool.
I’m on the look out for more baked goods that might benefit from my
terriblespecial baking skills.
what a great job you did. i’ve made biscotti once and it was a disaster.
lol. You don’t have the Chinese Fighting Muffing touch. What went wrong with your biscotti?