Good question. I have been mulling over what to make for my good friend, Leigh’s, event called The Not Only Breakfast Club. Basically, its “a clique based food challenge”. She picks the clique and then we make what we think that clique would eat. It is politically correct? Probably not. But, I love it. It gives me the chance to think back to high school….. Ahh…… Okay, enough thinking back. I am so glad I don’t have to live through those years again.
This months clique of choice is “Nerds”. I had trouble with this one. I didn’t really fall into that category in school. I have watched enough movies to have the general idea. I wanted to go with peanut butter and jelly with the crusts cut off. However, TW beat me to it. Thaaaanks TW! (I’m rolling my eyes at you right now, you just can’t see it.) I have pondered this one a while. It might be a stretch. My thoughts are, smart people are considered nerds (?), and smart people hang out in libraries and book stores. Book stores have coffee shops. And coffee shops sell biscotti and scones. Pretty much I think the nerdy kids beat the high school kids to knowing what was cool. The cool kids didn’t catch on to the coffee shop thing till college, but those smarty pants nerdy kids had been doing for years by then. (This is all based on where I grew up, in East Bumblefuck. Take that into consideration.)
Is it a stretch? Probably. But thats my story and I am totally sticking to it. Afterall, its about supporting my friend’s event. I am doing that. So shut up if you don’t like it!! 😛
I used a new scone recipe, as to make something “new”. I found it on foodnetwork.com, by the master, Alton Brown. I think I actually liked it better than my go-to recipe. It is flakier than the one I usually use, which was a nice surprise. I normally bake them into the scone triangle, but followed Alton’s directions to cut them into biscuit sized rounds. I think we all liked the size and shape better, too! Score!
For the biscotti, I used a recipe I found on David Lebovitz’s blog. I omitted the black pepper, because that just sounded odd to me. It makes 50 cookies, so if I didnt like the pepper, thats a lot of cookies to find homes for. I use my new favorite cocoa powder in them from Askinosie Chocolate. Im bummed to say that I am out now. I so need to place an order this week. Its damn good stuff. I drizzled some dark chocolate and white chocolate over the biscotti when they were cool, because I felt they needed a tad more sweetness. We ate them all. Well, there are 3 left. They will find their way into a tummy today, I promise you.