Maida Heatter’s Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti

Maida Heatter is known for her AMAZING desserts.  Her cookbook, Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts, is usually found on all the lists of Best Cookbooks Ever.  Her cookbooks do not include any pictures (other than a few on the cover), but her instructions are meticulously detailed and entertaining.  I recently made her famous Chocolate Chip & Almond Biscotti.

I thought I’d post my pictures of the process here.  This biscotti recipe is perfect as written, so I didn’t change anything.  It took me about 2 hours to make, but it is a big batch and it lasts several months in an air tight container (do not refrigerate it).  The only change I would make for next time is a personal preference to cut the biscotti a little bit thinner than a “generous inch”… maybe 3/4 of an inch.  As written, one piece of biscotti is 125 calories.

Click Here for the Recipe.

 

The dough will be very crumbly.
The dough will be very crumbly.

 

This is what it will look like when you turn it out onto the wax paper.
This is what it will look like when you turn it out onto the wax paper.

 

4 large mounds of biscotti dough have been formed on upside down jelly roll pans lined with foil.
4 large mounds of biscotti dough have been formed on upside down jelly roll pans lined with foil.
The biscotti dough should be evenly spaced in the oven.
The biscotti dough should be evenly spaced in the oven.
The biscotti mounds are cooling after the first round of baking.  The dough is still somewhat soft to the touch at this point.
The biscotti mounds are cooling after the first round of baking. The dough is still somewhat soft to the touch at this point.
Delicious biscotti on hand to serve to guests or give to friends.
Delicious biscotti on hand to serve to guests or give to friends.

 

 

 

 

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