I don't know why I've always been intimidated by biscotti recipes... But this, my first attempt, was really good! The orange flavor is wonderful and the texture is absolutely perfect - I think it must be the cornmeal (had no polenta on hand, but no matter as the cornmeal was just great). Unfortunately, ovens are dreadful in this country, so the bottoms burned on the first bake. But we managed to save the day by cutting off the burnt bottoms and then returning to the oven for the second bake. That's why the finished product looks a bit "short". LOL. They taste fantastic and we'll make them again and again!!! Made for Fall PAC 2012. Thanks, Noo!
Great taste! First time making biscotti so I had a few mistakes.I used cornmeal, after I read a review I saw that I was supposed to actually use polenta (even if it says very clear in the recipe). Mine came out a bit too hard, so probably I baked it for to long. But those were all my mistakes. I actually liked the texture from the cornmeal. I'll make these again and pay more attention!
This is one of three of Noo's biscuit and brownie recipes I've made to take to my brother's for our family Christmas, the others being Dark Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Cookies and Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies: all delicious. We all love orange biscotti, and this is a very fine recipe for them. My mother and I have enjoyed the two that we've sampled and I know that they are going to be a hit! Very easy to follow instructions. Thanks for sharing this super-easy and wonderfully flavoursome recipe, Noo!
These are particularly nice biscotti. Not too sweet, not too hard--just right! I think the only change I would make next time would be to, like Sydney Mike, intensify the orange flavor. I particularly like the textural impact of the polenta. Thanks, Noo!
I L-O-V-E Biscotti cookies and these are no exception! Buddha made these for me and for his first attempt, he didn't do too bad. They weren't as high as they should be, but all the flavor was there! Next time I may add some finely chopped almonds (or extract) as I do miss the nuts, or at least the almond flavor and I think it would go great with these. Buddha made his own polenta by mixing corn meal with water to make a mash, and the corn flavor adds a wonderful tweak to these cookies. Oh I could go on, but I would rather go get another cookie! Thanks Noo, for another great recipe. :)
Along with the orange juice & zest, I also included about 1/8 teaspoon of orange extract, just to boost the orange flavor of these biscotti! Your recipe produces some GREAT TASTING BISCOTTI, & these will be included when I make biscotti again during the winter holidays! Thanks for posting the recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed as part of my Biscotti theme in My-3-Chefs]