I mad ethese cookies for a wedding reception. Used lemon flavoring in the dough and lemon juice in the frosting. Very tender cookies that are delicate in texture. Lovely for something fancy.
I've also made this recipe using just the cherries. The dough will turn slightly pink. The last time I baked these was for a wedding so I made the logs only 1 1/2 to 2 inches so they would look delicate. Also if you don't like the crunchy texture, after slicing, only bake for about 5 minutes total to just dry the cookie. They still keep just fine and tast great.
These turned out fine for me...maybe a bit drier than other biscotti I've tried. If the dough crumbles when you try to make your logs, add a bit of liquid like a drop or two of milk.
This recipe is excellent. I followed it exactly & did not let the bottoms get too brown. They will truly melt in your mouth! I did half dipped and the other half lightly drizzled with the chocolate. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator to help the chocolate set up.
I used cranberry raspberry juice since that was what I had, and then cut the sugar altogether. It came out great. The gravy was thick enough to use as a sauce without thickening & we didn't use it over potatoes. I did a mushroom/orzo pilaf instead. Leftovers are great.
Delicious....the only thing I changed was to partially cook them in the microwave in groups of 2 or 3 to help the cooking process.
My family doesn't like additives to burgers, so I just fried quality meat and added the sauce. I also thought the sauce was a bit too ketchup-y, so I added at least twice the worchestershire sauce and about a tablespoon of brown sugar. One more thing--in any recipe, don't skimp on the worchestershire sauce. I always use something like Lea & Perrins. It does make a difference.
The recipe itself is excellent, altho I plumped the raisins in a saucepan with a little apple juice. Drain well before adding to batter. The icing tastes good, but needs more milk to make it spreadable & also to cover the entire pan. I ended up adding about a treaspoon more milk....do it slowly, maybe 1/2 teaspoon or less at a time.
try using raspberry chocolate chips and a light drizzle of pureed raspberries. add a bit of cool whip with a dusting of cinnamon. very elegant!
since i'm a bit concerned about the green onion purity these days, i used chives from my own garden. before you put this out on the platter, slice some crispy apples. makes a great presentation, and the apples go well with the tastes.
I added cinnamon to the crust as well and about a half cup more raisins...only because my container was just about empty.
try shaving some good quality parm or romano cheese into the hot soup to help the consistency and flavor