Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Honey Beescotti

Here is my first posting for the baking group Sweet Melissa Sundays! I know, I know - this is the recipe from last week, but better late than never! 

The recipe is called Honey Beescotti, and includes 3 tablespoons of honey in the dough, though I replaced it with molasses. I was raised in a unique community where a large percentage of people followed Ayurveda - the ancient system of health from India. According to Ayurveda, honey should not be heated, and has ill effects on health if consumed after heating. This was my first time making biscotti, and it worked great with the molasses, though made it a little darker than everyone else's. Biscotti is not something that I ever would have made had it not been for this group, so thank you to Lorelei of Mermaid Sweets for starting the group and picking this wonderful recipe! Easy and fun to make and so delicious!

I didn't have any problems with the dough spreading, and my logs came out of the oven a lovely dark golden brown. I put candied orange peel in one of the two logs, though I wish I had put it in both - it really added a lot of personality to the biscotti. The recipe called for caraway seeds, though I left those out entirely - partly because I didn't have any and forgot to buy any, and partially because I had an unfortunate experience with an over seeded Irish soda bread scone...

I've never been much of a biscotti person, but these are really delicious and I am enjoying eating them immensely. You can find the recipe on Lorelei's blog, and check out the other SMS bakers to see their versions of this biscotti.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked these, and thanks for joining. I look forward to baking with you - and just added you to my google reader so I won't be so late in commenting.


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