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.