Biscotti might conjure memories of stiff, nearly inedible cookies with little to no flavor that almost certainly must be dunked in a tea or coffee to revive it back to life. Luckily, Silver Spoon is here to change all of that with crumbly, moist biscotti in unique flavors that cater to many dietary restrictions. When we sampled the biscotti, we fell in love with the lemon lavender, with a mild, bright and tangy flavor balanced with the floral lavender notes built on a base of locally-milled Hayden Flour-- definitely one-of-a-kind and easily paired with your favorite cuppa.
Price: 1 for $1.25, 8 for $8
Vendor: Silver Spoon Underground Bakery in Tempe
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Where to Pick It Up: Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Wedenesdays (5 until 8 p.m.) and Saturdays (8 a.m. until 1 p.m.)
What Else to Grab: Vegan Almond Coconut Biscotti, Gluten Free Lemon Almond Biscotti (8 for $10)
Lauren Britton, Silver Spoon's owner Lois Britton's daughter, has taken over both market and business dealings until her mother returns from Poland. Ensuring the home baking operation runs smoothly while her mom is away is no small task, but growing up baking and learning with her mother, who is a passionate self-taught baker, has prepared her for the challenge. While we loved the lemon lavender biscotti, Lauren is a fan of the vegan almond coconut flavor, which pairs well with her favorite white rose tea. If you're still not sold, the bakery, which has only been running since February, will be giving away a free bag of biscotti for Facebook page fans to try once they reach over 100 likes.