Southern Living was hitting it out of the park with their Christmas issue this year, and this was another recipe that is a keeper.
in Greek mythology, the word "ambrosia" was used to indicate food of the Olympian gods.
Ambrosia also refers to a cold fruit salad consisting of cherries, mandarin oranges, coconut, pineapple, and marshmallows.
Now the term is also used to describe pretty much any dish or treat that uses a combination of those same flavors. It really is a winning combination of tastes. The shredded coconut and cherries in this biscotti add a nice chewy texture.
Enjoy anytime or with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa. Biscotti lovers will want to make this again and again. The original recipe can be found right here on Southern Livng's website, but I adapted it for my own tastes and printed it below. I used almond extract instead of vanilla because almonds and cherries are a glorious pairing, and I re-wrote the instructions to be a little more clear, as this recipe creates a dough that is sticky and quite tricky to work with.Print