Thursday, December 14, 2006

Double Chocolate-Walnut Biscotti (Page 685)

  • Date: Saturday, December 9, 2006 -- 6pm
  • Location: Somerville, MA
  • Kitchen: My Apartment
  • Dining Companions: Ana, Haynes, and Matty
  • Recipe Rating: A-
I started baking some Christmas gifts this past weekend. Biscotti make excellent Christmas presents because in addition to tasting good they are pretty, easy to package, and they keep a long time. These biscotti were good. They were pleasantly chocolate-y, without being totally dominated by the chocolate. I wasn't sure how chocolate chips would work in biscotti, but the little pockets of chocolate proved to be a nice addition. The biscotti were appropriately crunchy and delicious dipped in milk. I made enough to give to two friends and it took serious willpower to not eat them myself instead! It's not the best biscotti recipe I have found, but they were still very tasty.

It's almost 9pm and I am sitting in the common room in the department. Up until this semester I never spent much time in the department at night. I'm not sure why not -- I worked at night in previous years too, but I just always did it at home or at 1369. The department is peaceful at night though, and there is a sense of comaraderie between the few people who are around. Tonight I am here waiting for Matt. We are going to the gym to work on my pull-up after his office hours, which end in a few minutes. It's nearly impossible to work in the common room during the day because there are so many distractions, but at night it is a nice place to work. You can get stuff done but at the same time there are a few people milling around to keep you company. Tonight the common room has the further benefit that there is a ton of food in here left over from the colloqium. Speaking of, I may have a little snack before we head over to the gym...


ana rita said...

mine are almost gone. more than twelve hours left to head to the airport, and only two biscotti left...

Teena said...

I am confident that you can take care of 2 biscotti in 12 hours!