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  1. Evan Thomas

    These are such a smart choice. It’s going to be painful working in an Italian restaurant and bakery and not being able to eat their biscotti.

  2. Fiona

    haha no you’re so sticking to the challenge 😉

  3. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I have never made biscotti before but what a perfect ‘crunchy’ contribution!

  4. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Ah, thank goodness for your variations. These look exponentially superior to how the orangey ones would’ve been!

  5. chanel11

    Biscotti probbaly is the perfect crunchy sweet – I wanna dip yours into my tea now!

  6. Lizzi

    I need you in my life for ever and ever and ever amen.

  7. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I’ll take two dozen ASAP 🙂

    The spider statue that my mom was posing under in the picture I put up yesterday was actually in Canada! So crazy that there’s another one in Japan- I wonder if they’re meant to look similar?!

  8. Queenotisblue

    Completely within the spirit of the cookbook challenge, I say! They look great. I love crunchy food and textures, especially of an afternoon for some strange reason.

  9. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Hannah!! You’re bringing my attention to the fact that I have NEVER made biscotti … yet I delight in eating it so much. It doesn’t look so scary either (to make that is). Fabulous recipe & fabulous liberties taken with the original recipe. choc chip and sunflower seeds HELLO, YES.
    Heidi xo

  10. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    I love the idea of using sunflower seeds! This sounds really nice!

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    LOL crunchy clothes aren’t very good too. They don’t tend to be very comfortable. However I do like my chips crunchy! 😛

  12. msihua

    THIS is of course the GOODEREST of them all.. I like crunchy things.. crunchy vegies.. crunchy pork crackling, crunchy cereal.. MUSH is not a good texture 😛

  13. hungryandfrozen

    Crazypants! 😀

    I think your recipe improves on the original, I find biscotti a bit ‘meh’ but just reading the title of this recipe made my eyebrows raise in anticipation, and I did that thing where I imagine what it tastes like while I’m reading it. Well done!

  14. Johanna GGG

    I’ve never made biscotti – always mean to but it just seems too crunchy – I think I had some almond version that didn’t impress me ages ago – this one seems much more my sort of thing.

    Glad to see you baking with some chocolate – I almost feel that you should also advise on what sort of chocolate you used – after all one of the brilliant aspects of your blog is making us aware that all chocolates are not equal!!!

  15. Margaret

    Crunchy leaves are fun to stomp on! 😀
    My puppy dog and I do love sunflower seeds though. He has them ground into powder and mixed with his dinner because although he is very clever and can do many things, I do not have faith in him chewing sunflower seeds adequately!

    I knew you’d steer clear of orange…

  16. Leigh

    Yum, yum, yum! I love the sound of these and they look just as good as they sound too!

  17. Errign

    I’ve never made biscotti, but they look fabulous. I think I would like some for my Earl Grey tea!

  18. Emma

    I am going to jump on this danged biscotti wagon, just as soon as I get home. And maybe after I do all the dishes. And clean out the car. And wash all my clothes. And clean up the messes in every room of my apartment. And take my cat on a walk. And go on a vacation. But sometime, this summer, I will make some biscotti!

    Crunchy light bulbs are prolly bad too, huh? Munch.

  19. Louise

    These do sound delicious, and more delicious than the original. I love how you can subvert anything to your whim, regardless of the original challenge.

  20. Tori (@eat-tori)

    Crunchy hair= desperately needs a cut. Is not welcome in my life. But crunchy cookies like these are most definitely. Beautiful stuff.

  21. PoweredbyPeanutButter

    I love biscotti! I made really yummy cranberry, macademia and dark chocolate biscotti at christmas which went down a treat. Yours looks yummy.

  22. Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily

    Those look amazing. Suddenly have the urge to find a sidewalk cafe, order a cup of coffee and dive into a biscotti…or 5 .

  23. Monique

    ha that’s a hard challenge! I like your style 🙂 And I’ve been seeing recipes for homemade biscotti EVERYWHERE! I totally need to roll my sleeves up and try it 🙂

  24. Shannon

    I have been thinking about these all day. They look divine! What a brilliant idea adding sunflower seeds and chocolate… you just can’t go wrong!

  25. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Is this like cantuccini? It looks so yummy! And sunflower seend are definitely underrepresented in my diet.

  26. Vaala ◪

    Not related…but I found the supermarket and then I made it back again and didn’t get lost or swallowed up. It was an achievement.

  27. Agnes

    You know what else is good crunchy? Anzac biscuits – yeaaah!

  28. Susan

    I am so going to make biscotti this weekend. It’s been too long since I made it last and it’s such a great biscuit that lasts for a while as well.

  29. penny aka jeroxie

    you just made me realised how behind I am! can you sent me some to tie me over my jet lag as well?

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