Thursday, December 13, 2007
The Best and The Worst
Well, kick-off for baking season was yesterday. And I lost the game. I wrote a while back about how my family really doesn't like any different treats at Christmas. Same old, same old.
But, I always try new recipes anyway.
Well, yesterday was a reminder to stick with what I know is good.
You may have noticed my cookie line up in my sidebar. Well, yesterday I kicked off with Pumpkin Pie Biscotti. I thought these would be great. They have pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, which my gang loves, and they are biscotti.
Sadly, they are not good. Well, they taste good. They taste just like I thought they would. But their texture is off. They never got really crunchy. I even cooked them for 20 minutes longer than suggested trying to get them hard enough. But, they are rock hard on the outside and chewy on the inside. My rocket science smart kid says it's the pumpkin. He said something about cellulose and gel and other science stuff and basically, they can't get hard with pumpkin in them. Where was he before I started baking? I guess he was in rocket science class.
So, friend, I'm taking the link off my sidebar so as to not steer any one else down this road. Spare yourself.
I'll be writing a review each day from now until Christmas -- either a thumbs up and a recipe, or a thumbs down.