I love olives and I love chocolate but I’ve never loved the two together in one mouthful. Stay with me I’m going somewhere good, somewhere wonderful in fact because combined in baked-good deliciousness, these two are an unlikely but perfect pair.
The matchmaker extraordinaire, Mr pine nut, brings them together in crunchy harmony. If you do choose to trust me you’ll think I’m a little nuts as an unusual aroma drifts from your oven while your chocolate biscotti with olives are baking away.
Don’t dismiss me though, let them cool and take a bite. You will need a little force to bite off a piece but as you start to munch all the seemingly-strange ingredients meld together into something pretty amazing. The olives provide a saltiness that makes the chocolate (make sure you use the good stuff) taste even better and somehow the pinenuts ground the whole biscuit.
If you want to be outrageously adventurous, while you’re at your local deli buying your olives (because you’re going to race out and get some right now aren’t you?), pick up some creamy brie and try it spread on a choc-olive biscotti. Thank me later. Enjoy!
What about you? Have you ever tried olives with something sweet?
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