Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

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.


Matilda said...

Huh. I have never heard that about pumpkin. Since I didn't see the recipe, this might be a stupid question but... did they ask you to bake them, slice them and then bake them some more?

scmom (Barbara) said...

The link to the recipe is above in the text. Yes, you bake them for a period. Let them cool slightly and then bake them again.

Oh, well. I won't be serving them, needless to say.