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Old 12-27-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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Candied Orange Pecan Biscotti

These are rather unique but oh, so good! I have no idea where my mom got this recipe.

Candied Orange Pecan Biscotti
1 cup candied orange peel (see my recipe on the candy page)
3/4 cup pecans
1/2 cup sweet butter
3/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons orange liqueur or orange juice concentrate thawed
zest of an orange
2 cups plus 2 Tablespoons flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place the nuts in a shallow pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Watch them, do not let them burn--time is a guide only. Let cool.
When nuts are cool. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, liqueur or concentrate and zest. In a smaller bowl, blend the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the butter egg mixture just intil blended. Fold in the pecans and candied orange peel.
Divide the dough in half. Place on a greased and floured cookie sheet and form into two longs about 1/2-inch thick, 1-1/2-inches wide and 14-inches long and space the two logs at least 2-inches apart.
Bake the biscotti for 25-30 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Transfer the logs to a rack and cool for 5 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 300 degrees. Place each log on a cutting board (do one at a time) and with a serrated knife slice diagonally about 1/2-inch thick cookies.
Place the slices upright on the baking hseet and return to the oven for 10-15 minutes to dry the biscotti slightly. Let cool the biscotti cool on a rack. Store in a tightly covered container.


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Old 12-28-2008, 06:04 PM   #2
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And there goes another 5lbs... LOL. This one looks a little more of a challenge for the baking impaired like me, LOL but sounds very interesting.

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #3
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Wow, those sound soooo good. I loved candied orange peel, but have not yet perfected the art of making them. I will keep trying, then I will make this biscotti. Thanks for the recipe!
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
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That sounds really good. Would you mind linking to your candied orange peel.

Maverick2272, I am not great at baking either, but I still try to bake. There was this one time in my baking class in culinary school, where my blueberry muffins came out bouncy. When dropped on the table they bounced a couple of inches. I am going to school for culinary and not baking, so I do not expect to be the best baker. I still try to bake and hope whatever I make does not come out wrong. Most of the time I can follow a recipe and the dessert will taste delicious. It does not always look like it should, but it tastes great.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:43 PM   #5
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Candied orange peel.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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sounds good

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