|Gingerbread Pecan Biscotti|
As the light was dying in the sky, I scrambled to get my pecan challenge recipe complete, photographed and posted for today. (I was slightly delayed by my immersion in Jane Austen's Persuasion and had to tear myself away!) I found this recipe on veganbaking.net, a great website I had forgotten about until a Google search for "pecans","biscotti" and "vegan" brought it to my attention again after many months. The spice levels seemed quite intense and unbelievably I actually had all the ingredients in my pantry, including candied ginger! Wow!
I followed the instructions to a tee (okay, minus the parchment paper) and was pleased with my first attempt at biscotti making. The house was filled with the scent of ginger, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. I'm not sure that these are too kid-friendly, the spice level is quite high and the hunks of crystallized ginger and pecans may not appeal to young palates but it makes a nice change of pace from chocolate cake. Another perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea!
To see the other pecan dishes made by two of my blogging buddies have a peek at:
Farrah's blog - Carrot Top Vegan
Hilda's blog - The Triumph of the Lentil