3.05.2010

Birthday biscotti

On March sixth, nineteen sixty....something, I was born into this crazy world! ;0)

I decided to make myself some Birthday Biscotti! It's my very first time making it and I have to tell you, I am addicted now!! For some reason I thought making biscotti would be hard. I hate hard so I have avoided it. But this year is my year to try new things, stretch myself and be brave. Making biscotti is easy as pie. Actually, it's easier than pie!

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I wanted to make a biscotti combination that was different and fun. I chose a combination of Meyer Lemon, Toasted Coconut and Poppy Seed. Yum!

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I love the taste of lemon and coconut together!

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The poppy seeds and flecks of lemon zest look so pretty I think.

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I ate my biscotti with a spot of tea. I love vintage tea cups like this. This one belonged to my husband's grandmother. Aren't the roses lovely?!

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This recipe made enough for several days.

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Meyer Lemon Toasted Coconut Poppy Seed Biscotti
by theUngourmet

Print recipe

1/4 cup softened butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 egg white
juice from 1 meyer lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 cup toasted coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and place into the oven to toast. This doesn't take long so be sure to watch it!

With an electric mixer, beat butter until creamy (about 30 seconds or so). Add sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Add the egg, egg white, lemon juice, vanilla and zest. Stir to combine. Add the flour, poppy seeds and coconut. Hand stir to combine.

Divide the dough in half and shape each into a 8 x 2 inch log. Place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.

Using a serrated knife cut into 1 inch diagonal slices. Place slices cut side down back onto baking sheet and bake for another 10-12 minutes, turning once, until lightly browned. Allow to cool.

Store in an airtight container.

I was so excited about how these turned out! I can't wait to see what other combination I can come up with.


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I'm also baking up these cookies over at The Apron Goddesses! Go check 'em out if you have time! (These will actually be up on the 6th PST.)

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Happy Weekend!

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54 comments:

Nour El-Zibdeh said...

The biscotti look great. Do you think they would work with oil instead of butter? I

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday fellow 1960 something girl LOL. Congrats on another year and your successful biscotti. It looks beautiful (and sounds yummy) and so is your vintage tea cup.

À LA GRAHAM said...

Your beautiful photos really make me want to bake these tomorrow morning! hanks for the wonderful recipe.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Here's cheers to the birthday girl...these look so delish.

Enjoy your day honey,
xoxo

Chef E said...

Yum num num num nummies! I love lemon, and this was one of the first recipes hubby and I made together, and I think I will make them again for our anniversary!

Happy birthday girl, since this was my daughters birthday on Monday, all I can say is knowing how she was, you must be so much fun!

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy birthday! Those biscotti with meyer lemon & poppy seeds are an excellent celebration treat! Have a great celebration this weekend!

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!

This is a great way to starts of you day of birth. hehehe... I'll take a couple with my cup of tea.

doggybloggy said...

fell - esss - eeee- da- des...felicity to you on your birthday - it yours - be happy.

Angie's Recipes said...

Happy Birthday!! Can't believe that you were born in 60s....you look so young in your profile picture!

Biscotti look seriously charming!

Judy said...

happy birthday! you totally don't look old enough to have been born in the 60s! =)

Jeannie said...

Happy birthday! The biscotti does look yummy. Bet it smelt even greater with all the lemon and coconut fused together. I have always thought it's hard to make biscotti too. Will try it one day when I am not too lazy:D

Dajana said...

Happy Birthday, dear!
I've really wanted to make some biscotti for so long, just couldn't decide on the combination. Yours look really delicious with those little black seeds inside. And the cup? Be careful, I might sneak in and...

Susan said...

A very Happy Birthday to you. That is one great looking biscotti. Way to go!!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful photos, Kim. Your biscotti looks so delish. I hope you have a great day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR KIM...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU.

TKW said...

Happy birthday, sweetie! Your biscotti look amazing! As a lemon-lover, these are getting bookmarked for SURE! Hope you are spoiled in the appropriate manner!

Joanne said...

Biscotti are probably the most foolproof cookie ever! They are impossible to mess up. I love this flavor combo - lemon and poppy seeds are what I dream of lately.

Joanne said...

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Bob said...

Happy birthday! Those biscotti look awesome, I bet the flavor combo was great.

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

Happy birthday!!! The biscotti look awesome and I love the idea of poppy seed and meyer lemon together.

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Sounds yummy! And it's just like you to shar with us on your birthday. You're such a sweetie!

Happy Birthday!!!!!
Hope you have a great one!!!!!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Beatiful! I love biscotti too, especially as it has such a long shelf life. Perfect with tea - and I love that cup set!

Holly said...

MmmmMMM Yum I love biscotti! Thanks for coming by my blog and all your comments!!

Kristin said...

That is like my dream biscotti. And it would be equally at home with a cup of tea or a cappuccino!

Susan said...

Looke wonderful!!! Thanks for the recipe!

The teacup looks beautiful...:-)

Susan

Rebekah Williams said...

Hi! This is my first visit. What a lovely, lovely blog!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday and we're both March babies because my birthday is next week!

The biscotti sounds so good and is there really anything better then lemon...well maybe balsamic but it's a close match!

Pam said...

Love that biscotti! It looks wonderful, great pics! Happy Birthday!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow now thats what you call biscotti divine

mysteryhistorymom said...

Happy Birthday, Sweets! Your biscotti looks a-maz-ing!!! YUM! Lori

MaryMoh said...

Happy Birthday! Your biscotti look perfect. Love the lemon and coconut flavour.

Connie Weiss said...

Yummy!! Happy Birthday!!

A Year on the Grill said...

why HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Mine is March 8th, 1950 something, so you are a spring chicken to me!

I am excited about making my own birthday dessert as well!

ck said...

Mmmmm...biscotti. My Nanny used to make them. Seeing them up on this post brought back memories.

I hope you had a lovely birthday!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!

tasteofbeirut said...

These biscottis look fabulous! I need to try this combo (I have tried just about every other under the sun), being that I adore Meyer lemons and I have got to use up some coconut! Thanks for the idea!

koralee said...

My this biscotti looks amazing...Happy Birthday to you...hope you enjoyed your special day! Biscotti is one of my favourite treats with tea. Have a great Sunday!

Viva La Fashion said...

happy birthday!! :D

Sophie said...

Happy belated Birthday, Kim!

these biscotti look awesome & so tasty too!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Your biscotti look scrumptious! What a nice treat for you birthday. Love the flavors.

Chef Aimee said...

Happy Birthday! What a great way to celebrate - I must try this biscotti!

Mimi said...

Well happy birthday & may I say "yum". That bicotti looks amazing!

Rhiannon Nicole said...

KIM!!! Were you born in 1965?! Because my mom and you may have the exact same birthday :) Crazy! I knew I liked you for a reason haha just joking! Happy Belated and lovely post as usual. I am so hungry right now!!! xx

Faith said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! I hope it was a wonderful one! These gorgeous biscotti look like the perfect way to celebrate! ;)

Katy ~ said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope all your birthday wishes come true.

And your biscotti is beautiful. I tried it not too long ago as well, thinking the same as you. Will have to give yours a go, as I love the ingredients.

Well done!! Older and better!!

Claudia said...

Happy birthday to you. I cannot think of a better way to spend your birthday than with baking (and eating) biscotti. And discovering how easy it is. The poppyseeds are so pretty. My next addition. Kudos!

teresa said...

now that's some killer looking biscotti! hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday! Your biscotti are beautiful. (So is the teacup!)Lemon and coconut are two of my favorite flavors.

Barbara Bakes said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you had beautiful weather on your birthday! The tea cup is so pretty!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Happy birthday! (belated, oops)

Those look wonderful! And you're right the poppy seeds and lemon peel really add something to make it LOOK as delicious as I'm sure it is.

Randi Troxell said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...

they looks fabulous.. i woulda had mine with some coffee!!

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

There's nothing better than relaxing and having biscotti and tea or coffee. This is terrific to make at home since store bought biscotti can be quite hard to bite on.

Julia said...

Happy happy happy birthday!

I love biscotti and this recipe is a must try for me. I've been wanting to make some and never got up the nerve to try. Or rather got off my lazy you know what (lazy a**)

Now I've no excuses.

Allyson said...

Well, A) HAPPY BIRTHDAY (albeit belated. Sorry about that. I've been preparing for my own hubby's 1960-something birthday around here and haven't been visiting anybody) and
B) It's so funny that you've posted biscotti because I found a recipe on the SparkPeople app and after reading through it, have determined that I can do it (after all, sifting is not required). I mean...it IS easier than pie! So, I'm going to give it a shot this week. Have a wonderful birthday week (and month) to Neal's fellow Pisces!

Megan said...

Happy belated birthday! That biscotti looks fabulous! I've made a double chocolate one and a hazelnut one before. The lemon poppy seed would be so nice with tea!

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