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Old 07-25-2008, 01:58 PM   #31
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:45 AM   #32
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cranberry pistachio biscotti (Allrecipes)

The cranberry pistachio biscotti recipe (Allrecipes )posted above is a fabulous recipe! I have made many biscotti recipes and have a good deal of experience with them. My family likes soft biscotti so I bake mine only ONCE. You can make a soft biscotti with any biscotti recipe by baking them one time. Make sure you leave them in long enough to get brown on the top- slightly brown not dark brown. After a while- you will know what they should look like when they are done. Another thing I do is brush whem with an eggwhite wash and sprinkle course sugar on top before baking. Let them cool a little before slicing so they do not break apart.Baked once biscotti are soft and chewy- much like other more traditional cookies- but without the high fat content. They freeze well. You can pull out a few to serve to guests or for desert. This recipe is great because it uses olive oil which is better for you than butter and they taste great. The almond extract also adds to the great flavor. I will be making another batch of these today for the Superbowl party and freeze them til Sunday.

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Old 01-29-2009, 04:43 PM   #33
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i am going to try this including baking once. thanks so much.

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Old 02-24-2009, 06:37 PM   #34
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I want to make biscotti again tonight to bring to work for my bd. I'm trying to gauge (guage?) how much I want to make. I'm thinking 3 logs worth so I can brown them on two half sheet pans and frost them tonight yet. And....I'm old AND tired lol.
I like to drizzle them with dark chocolate and white chocolate.
One link uses olive oil, so I don't think I can guage it by the amount of fat used, and another recipe uses no butter or oil which confuses me. Some recipes don't say how many they make. I'm confused and didn't keep track of my last experience with making biscotti. Any help? I'm off to the kitchen to start. ~Bliss
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Old 02-25-2009, 05:54 PM   #35
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A Most Modifiable Biscotti Recipe

5 Tbsp Unsalted butter, room temperature
1 c Granulated sugar
2 Large eggs, beaten slightly
tsp Kosher salt
tsp Vanilla flavoring or extract

1 c All-purpose flour
tsp Baking powder

2/3 c Chewy ingredient *
c Crunchy ingredient *


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs, salt, and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for two minutes.

Sift in flour and baking powder. Stir in the crunchy and chewy ingredients.

Separate the dough into two equal portions. On a lightly floured surface, shape each portion into a flat log, three inches wide, inch tall.

Bake on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet for 25 minutes. Allow to cool on wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing diagonally with a bread knife or sharp chef’s knife.

Lay slices on their sides on the parchment-lined sheet. Bake for seven minutes. Cool on a rack again.

* Combinations of chewy/crunchy: Chopped, dried mango (or papaya) and crushed banana chips; dried or candied cherries and chopped, toasted almonds; chopped dates and walnuts, etc. Drained maraschino cherries can also be used, but substitute c bread flour for c all-purpose flour.
I ended up using this recipe and doubling it because it said to shape into two logs. (I wanted 3 logs) I flavored have of it with anise extract and almonds, and the second half with vanilla and chocolate chips, it made two logs. The logs were the length of the width of a sheet pan, two logs. Baked and cut into about 12 pieces each. I had hoped to get about 40 perfect pieces but I did get about half of that. They were nicely substantial sized biscotties. People were very complimentary about them at work today.
Next time I'd probably make 4 times the recipe for about 40 perfect pieces (not ends). Thought you'd want to know. ~Bliss
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Old 04-21-2009, 11:56 PM   #36
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Smile Update on Biscotti recipe and slideshow

Originally Posted by Aria View Post
Jill....the Recipe Video is still on I may have left a / out try again:

Paula's Pet Projects This is a very old wonderful recipe. I told her how to make it step by step. She posted it step by step on her blog.
Try again. Aria
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Thanks for sharing, Aria, but I can't find the recipe on her page. I tried using the search feature, too, and it said no matches were found. Maybe she took it down?
I haven't been on the forums for a while, and happened to take a gander today.

Here is the biscotti recipe Aria shared with me. You can get the recipe/slideshow at my blog: Paula's Pet Projects

There's a link to You tube: YouTube - wavetripper's Channel
that has various slideshows.

The one on biscotti is:

It's time to eat!

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