I am really a big fan of homemade biscotti… not those jaw breakers covered in chocolate from Starbucks, but lovely nuts and dried fruit, a little sweet, crunchy but crumbly. These were really crumbly and I almost had more biscotti crumbs then pick-them-up and eat them cookies.
I couldn’t find shelled pistachios at my little local grocery so I shelled them all myself….(sigh) that took a little time. I actually did it on the same day I did the fava beans so lots of shelling, shucking, peeling that day.
The mixed dried cherries from the bulk bin at Whole Foods were perfect and when it called for a little almond extract I was skeptical but it was a perfect little subtle flavor layer that of course works well with the cherries.
I would definitely say to give them a try. –> recipe on bon appetit