Day 6 of the 12 Cookies of Christmas
My signature dessert recipe and my very first blog post was Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti. That was 51 blog posts ago! Goodness, have I really written that many?
For a moment here, I'm going to brush of my classical language skills and explain the word origin of biscotti. I took a year of Latin while in college, so I might as well use it. Though this language might sound a little old and musty, I found it to come in real handy with my biology classes. So many anatomical classifications are derived from Latin! Anyhow, let's have some vocabulary fun...
Classical Language Corner
biscotti - cookies, biscuits
Italian plural form
Note: if you just want to eat one, it would be called biscotto, which is the singular form.
Breaking it down
bis - twice
similar to bi- or two, as in bicycle, binary code, binoculars
cotto - cooked
Italian past participle of cuocere, "to cook."
Derived from the Latin, coctum
Wasn't that fun? Well, if you weren't as thrilled by that activity as I was, I'll now return to the regularly scheduled recipe post. :)
Here is the link to my own recipe for Chocolate Cherry Almond Biscotti. While it is a bit challenging to make due to a tremendously sticky dough, I assure you it's more than worth the struggle! It's one of the best cookies to enjoy with a steaming cup of coffee.
'Til next time,
"The History Of Biscotti". The Nibble, 2006, http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/main/cookies/cookies2/the-origin-of-biscotti.asp. Accessed 30 Dec 2018.