This year when I saw the call to bakers to help out in the project, “Desserts for the Deserving” I knew I immediately wanted to participate. For the second year I Am Baker did a call for people to nominate someone they know that deserves a random act of baked good kindness. All nominees are welcome- whether they’re going through a rough time, are always putting others first or just need a pick-me-up. Then all 170+ nominees are matched up with someone who is willing to bake and mail them a treat.
Well, this year I got matched up with someone in the UK, so all dreams of cake pops or cookies dripping in chocolate immediately were shot down. No way can I mail any kind of treat like that across the pond without it getting completely destroyed in transit. So I decided to try making biscotti for the very first time.
I used this recipe, and I have to say: I think I did a pretty darn good job. I sampled a piece before mailing it out and I gotta give myself a little props. I made biscotti. Bam.
The biscotti itself was fairly easy to make. It was the whole sending it out and getting it through customs part that’s another story.