Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Biscotti Buono

Toasting my pistachios
My first time making biscotti, but the job was very simple and rewarding.  You can make biscotti with the traditional slivered almonds or really anything you have around.  Add lemon, lime or orange zest for a flavor addition, use raisins, chocolate chips, walnuts....you get the idea.  But any nut you use for the biscotti make sure you toast them before using.

Mix together flour, sugar and baking powder
Mix in eggs and vanilla and later your additions, here I am using pistachios and dried cranberries
Form dough into long, flat topped logs....this is before baking
First bake for about 20 minutes then take the biscotti logs out of the oven and cool for about 20 minutes
Slice your cooled logs into thin pieces (on the diagonal for pretty biscotti, which I failed to do here)
Bake your pieces for another 15 minutes flipping biscotti halfway through baking.....serve with a tea or coffee

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