With temperatures in the negatives and lots of snow everywhere, there is nothing cozier than coffee and Triple Chocolate Espresso Biscotti.
This Sunday it will be HIGH of -10 with a wind-chill of ☠️ probably. Anyone else see a problem with that?
My plan for Sunday includes:
- Not leaving the house. At all!
- Making pizza
- Wearing a blanket as a cape all day. (and chasing my toddler around with it)
- Watching a movie or 2 next to the fireplace
- Eating lots of Triple Chocolate Espresso Biscotti with coffee.
I know my warm weather friends out there are reading this completely horrified. Temperatures this low seem down right miserable. And it has taken some getting used to, but honestly I am oddly excited for it.
There is something so cozy and comforting about such a cold snowy day. When the weather is so harsh it forces you stay inside and slow down. The perfect time to relax and not get bogged down by stress or errands or obligations. This upcoming cold cold Sunday it’s all about family, warmth and laziness.
This weird excitement for a crazy cold weekend day is definitely new for me. Not something I grew up with. Obviously we never had days like this in Houston or Venezuela, it was just something we saw in the movies.
And now living here, being a part of this northern culture, I actually appreciate it.
A day dedicated to hunkering down, making fun food, drinking hot drinks, playing games, wearing flannel and cozy socks, and watching the snow outside your window, is actually pretty awesome. Seriously, people pay for this experience in lots of places. So we are pretty lucky to have it… for free.
For our cozy Sunday, I am armed with lots of hot cocoa and coffee for warmth, flour, butter and sugar for baking, pizza toppings for dinner making, and these insane Triple Chocolate Espresso Biscotti as a treat!
You know those packaged biscotti at Starbucks or the grocery store? This is the 100 times better than those! No joke! These biscotti are rich, chocolaty (duh), crunchy, sweet and the perfect sidekick to a hot cup of anything. Coffee, tea, hot cocoa… seriously dip these biscotti in just about anything and WOW!
These little guys look fancy and difficult to make, but secretly they are fairly easy. Luscious with chocolate powder, chocolate chunks and a white chocolate dip, but also interesting with a little slight hint of espresso. They do take a little extra baking time to make them crunchy as all good biscotti should be. And the white chocolate dip is an extra step. But like all good things in life a little extra effort has big pay offs.
So in looking at the brighter side on a frigid day, I can’t wait to spend it with my 2 favorite people, snuggled under blankets, dunking these biscotti in coffee. Perhaps even sharing some little biscotti pieces with my tiny tot 😊