Gold & Green

Happy Saint Patricks Day! Yay! I was going to make something traditional but then decided no, I’ll just make something with pistachio nuts. I love pistachios. I decided to make biscotti and thought I had an original idea but it turns out loads of people have made chocolate & pistachio biscotti, never matter. I decided to use Martha Stewart’s recipe here.

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It actually turned out to be pretty messy to make. I’ve made biscotti before and always found it totally grand but this mixture was softer and almost cake like. I would say just flour your hands before you try and shape the log, like you would with soda bread.
These are softer than normal biscotti. So when you slice them up and put them back in the oven you can bake them for a little longer if you want them crisper. That’s why I did and they were gorgeous.
I made such a major mess of the kitchen. But at least it was a chocolaty mess. Biscotti are a great biscuit to have around, they’re great with coffee or crumbled over ice cream.

The other thing with this recipe is that it’s all in American measurements. If you don’t have a set of cup measurements then just use a tea cup and weigh it out that way. But keep using the same cup. I could have converted them too but I liked the element of danger: Will they work out? Will they be disastrous? Eeek! So exciting.
Lilly x
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6 Responses to Gold & Green

  1. mise says:

    Looks good. I always think double or triple chocolate is going too far, so I shun the version of these with chocolate chips, but pistachio would be a colourful and more bitter counterpoint to the chocolate.

  2. Thanks Mise! I don’t love chocolate overload either. I hope you have the green ribbons out in your house today!

  3. uuummmm…i’ve just had a death by chocolate brownie baking day today….and a friend called by with guess what…chocolate brownies too. chocolate biscotti….uummmmm. and martha stewarts version….i went to see her live show in NY recently….i must post about it, i was beside myself!!! x

  4. Wow! I’ve never even seen one of her shows on TV yet. I’d say it was cool though, She’s the craft Oprah!

  5. I love the pistachios in it – so appropriate in a way, to celebrate the holiday. But in a very sophisticated, subtle way. I like it.

    xoox,
    -maria

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