my 2nd attempt at biscotti, the first was really long ago, like 2006 or something. was craving for something chocolatey and at the same time captivated by the biscotti over at elyn of e's joie, so i decided to go for it. found out that she's a fan of anna olsen's program called sugar on afc (asian food channel), so am i! and this recipe is adapted from her program so i'm pretty sure it'll be good.
i wouldnt say my attempt was a complete success, since the biscotti actually developed really large cracks after the 1st bake. and when i sliced them afterwards, most of them crumbled into a million pieces :( out of the whole log, i only managed to salvage abt 6 slices so i used them to take photos. very precious indeed! i'm not sure what i did wrong. i baked them for like 35 mins so i'm quite sure i did not underbake them, tho' i must say the insides felt really cake-like and soft. or it might be the double acting baking powder i used? not really sure. but nevertheless they turned out quite good. not too sweet and very chocolatey. i also love the little specks coz i used almond slivers instead of whole blanched almonds, and they're really great with a cuppa coffee. i had these with my favorite movenpick espresso =) below will be my adaptation.