The Big Biscotti Holiday Bake is in high gear! The bowls, whisks, spatulas, measuring cups, parchment paper, and baking sheets are permanent fixtures in the kitchen, beckoning to us each morning. The counter is strewn with nuts, fruits, liquors, and other ingredients for us to find in our flurry of creativity. The kitchen will be coated in a fine dusting of flour for the next few weeks and it is right about now I wish we had a dog to help me clean up the floor!
Of course the kids will each be creating their signature holiday biscotti. Our daughter’s Cinnamon Palooza was the big hit last year. I’ve got a glimpse of what they are concocting for this year and I don’t think you will be disappointed. The kids and I sat down and decided on a line up for this year, trying to take into consideration all the requests we’ve received. Although there is a good chance we will add to it or change it at some point, this year’s lineup starts with the following:
Lemon Thyme Biscotti with Homemade Candied Lemon Peels
Nutty Biscotti Dipped in Dark Chocolate
Mint Chocolate Chip Biscotti
Almond Ameretto Biscotti
Lemoncello with Toasted Pingoli Biscotti with a Lemon Glaze
Orange Walnut Biscotti Drizzled with Milk Chocolate
Peppermint Biscotti Topped with White Chocolate and Crushed Peppermints
Chocolate, Almond, and Marzipan Biscotti
Lemon Poppy Seed Biscotti
Khalua and Espresso Biscotti
Almond and Apricot Biscotti
Root Beer Float Biscotti
Pistachio and Cranberry Biscotti
Banana Cream and Roasted Walnut Biscotti
Blueberry Lavender Biscotti
We also wanted to try something different this year and host a Biscotti Giveaway. We are looking to you for inspiration, innovation, and ingredients. We are hoping that you might consider submitting an idea for a brand new biscotti, something you’ve wanted to try but haven’t or simply an original idea for a flavor combination that would knock our socks off. We wish we had more to share with you as far as criteria and rules go, but it’s really totally subjective.
Here is the lowdown. Baker One and Baker Two will each decide on a winner, because I am quite sure a consensus is totally out of the question, which will be announced online at Big Biscotti Bake. I can tell you the judges are very excited about their role in determining the winners. The winner’s ideas will be creatively turned into biscotti, either delivered by post or in person by little hands, in time to enjoy before the holidays. Please submit your ideas at the end of this post by Sunday, December 15th at 5:00 pm. It takes just a minute and you could find a box of biscotti on your doorstep in a few days!