Since discovering during my holiday baking last year that, 1) I actually do like biscotti, and 2) it’s really fun and easy to make, I have been experimenting with various flavors and recipes.  Almond biscotti seems to be the “classic” flavor, so I decided to give it a try this time around.  I must say, it tasted fantastic!  The almond extract provides a delicious sweetness and and sliced almonds add to the texture.  I only wish that they had risen a bit more, but I think I may have slightly underbaked them.  I attribute this to being in someone else’s kitchen, and I definitely look forward to making this again on my own turf.  Biscotti always make a wonderful gift for coffee or tea drinkers, and my mother-in-law certainly enjoyed the batch I brought over to her.