I'm so bad about posting these challenge posts on time lately! Ah well. I thought these were just okay as far as flavor and texture goes, but I really liked how fast and easy they were to make. I doubt I'll ever make them again, there are definitely better biscotti recipes out there... I did like the cool little trick I learned for removing the skins from hazelnuts - all you do is add some baking soda to boiling water and boil the nuts until the water turns black. You just keep taking a nut out and testing if the skin rubs off easily, once it does they're all ready to be de-skinned (is that a word?).
As always, the recipe for these can be found on this week's hosts' blogs, here and here, as well as in the Baking With Julia cookbook.