Almond Chocolate Chips Biscotti

Biscotti is an Italian traditional cookie — the word biscotti simply means cookies. Biscotti comes from a Medieval Latin word, “bis costus” which means twice cooked. This is the only type of cookies I know that is baked twice — once as a slab and then the slices are re-baked again.


Biscotti is easy to make, easy to keep without going stale and delicious to eat. They’re also lower in fat and sugar than a traditional cookie.

The general hardness and crispy texture of biscotti makes the cookie ideal for dipping into coffee, tea or even wine. Here is my cup of coffee with a piece of Almond Chocolate Chips Biscotti. Yummy!


  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup almonds (whole or slivered or chopped, I used whole almonds)
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips



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Hans Freitag’s Noblesse Assortment of Biscuits and Wafers

Suanne and I had the chance to go for a short walk in the Deer Lake park in Burnaby last weekend. It has been a while since we visited this park in the middle of Burnaby. I somehow clearly remember it was about four years ago — don’t really know why it stuck to my mind so much, odd.

Since we blogged about Hans Freitag’s Desiree Wafers and researched about Hans Freitag’s products, we bought a different type of their product to try. We like wafers a lot. The one below is a bag of mixture of biscuits (or in Canadian, cookies) and wafers.

I like times like these — when we have really nothing to do at the park and just sit by the picnic tables and just nibbled and chatted meaningless stuff. The weather was perfect on that Saturday.


There are seven different types of biscuits and wafers. I personally don’t care much about biscuits and so picked on the wafers only. Suanne like the biscuits, especially the one with jam in the middle. Arkensen and Nanzaro loves the other biscuits. I still prefer the Desiree product over thos Noblesse.


We walked along the trail on the southern part of the Deer Lake. Saw some ducks (what do you call these ducks anyway?) and took some pictures. They are so used to people and allow me to move very close them without getting them startled.


We expected a lot more people here on a weekend but it was very quiet. Don’t you sometimes hate it when there so many people that you gotta say “hi” every ten steps! 🙂


If you want to see more pictures we took in the Deer Lake Park, click on the link below. Enjoy!


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