16 In Misc


This week Carol and I tried two new biscotti recipes.  Orange almond biscotti, and cinnamon raisin.  They were both good, but the almond orange biscotti was the best recipe for biscotti that I have ever tried!



The cinnamon raisin was very good, and we chose this recipe so that we could try substituting whole grain flour for all purpose.  This particular recipe seemed like a good candidate, and it was.  It's full of almonds, and raisins, so it was almost more of a bread than a biscotti.  I would try it again definitely, but the orange almond recipe is perfection!

Raisin dough 

Cinnamon raisin dough.


Recipes below.

Cinnamon Raisin.

Orange Almond.

  • Kym
    August 7, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Judy, I love your tea cup. Can you tell me where I can find something like this? Several years ago I ran into an artist who did wonderful plates, dishes, bowls, etc., but it wasn’t her “main thing.” I bought several bowls and recently decided to add to my collection with plates and cups and found that she doesn’t do this anymore. I think your funky cup might fit in well with my bowls! Sorry I’m so chatty, I just woke up and may not, in fact, be awake. This could be sleep-writing.

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    August 7, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Carol and I found these at Anthropologie. Aren’t they cute? They are in the stores now.

  • A.Belle
    August 7, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I made the orange almond ones like ten times last winter! My entire house smelled like orangey heaven!

  • sipnsnap
    August 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Orange almond would be a nice one I guess. Citrusy and summery..must give it a try

  • Krizia
    August 7, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I always ate those cookies when I was visiting my family in Italy.
    They bring back so many memories, even though it might sound strange. πŸ™‚
    x Krizia

  • Lauren
    August 7, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Oh man, I am going to make these as soon as possible. Orange almond sounds incredible.

  • Luna
    August 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    i love the tea cup too judy, where is it from?

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    August 7, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    The teacup and saucer are from Anthropologie. Carol and just updated some of our kitchen wear. You should have a look, they hace some beautiful things in right now!

  • Style Odyssey
    August 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    i do love the tea cup…looks large enough to hold a full-size cup of coffee, too.
    must try the orange almond recipe, asap! wait- i don’t even have a baking pan yet. my husband sold our restaurant-quality kitchenware when we moved. i could kick him. must replace nearly everything…grr. til then, i should refrain from looking at your yummy recipes, lol!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    August 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Stephanie–that is terrible! What did he think you’re were going to cook with?

  • Style Odyssey
    August 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    He figured because those kitchen items are readily available stateside, we could easily replace them. True, but…sure is inconvenient! (Well, there’s my excuse to shop, right?) πŸ˜‰
    I must make this biscotti soon…going to get what I need next week.

  • Kimada
    August 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm


  • Nikki
    August 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I loooong time ago I made awesome biscotti w/rose water and pistachios. If anyone’s interested, I’m sure you can Google a similar recipe since I’ve moved several times since then and I suck at organizing…
    The rose water was a soft flavor – not too heavy like most rose water recipes.

  • Kym
    August 8, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Speaking of biscotti – Starbucks used to (don’t think they do anyone) offer a gingerbread biscotti around the holidays. It was delightfully delicious, and I actually, shamefully, bought a rather large box of them one year! What a lovely cookie that can be so easily transformed…

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    August 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Kym–I found a gingerbread biscotti recipe on line, and thought it sounded really good–I’m going to give it a try.

  • Healthy Foods Blog
    August 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Never heard of biscotti before. This is only the first time and I think these are one of the best cookies I ever saw. Great recipe.