Sunday, October 10, 2010

Time for some biscotti!

These classic twice baked cookies can be made in a variety of ways - you can use pecans or walnuts instead of the almonds, you can add dried apricots, cherries or blueberries....anything is possible! The whole-wheat flour in this case gives them an extra crunch.
They can also be drizzled with chocolate for extra sweetness.

This recipe is a lower fat alternative - there are only 79 calories per 3 cookies! part of my lose weight but eat well project!


Ingredients.
3/4 cup wholewheat flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs (beaten)
1/4 cup low fat milk (or soy milk)
2 1/2 tbs canola oil
2 tbs honey
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds.

Method.
Pre heat oven to 350F
Combine The flours, sugar and baking powder.
Add the eggs, milk, canola oil, honey and almond extract and mix well
Add the almonds.
Mix until the dough is well blended
(I use my hands here-easier and more fun!)
Put the dough on a long sheet of plastic wrap and shape into a flat log about 12" long, 3" wide and 1" thick. You will need the plastic cos the dough is rather sticky.
Lift the wrap and transfer the dough to a non stick baking sheet.
Bake for about 20-30 mins until lightly browned.
Remove from the oven, put onto another baking sheet or a cutting board and leave for a few minutes to cool slightly.
Cut crosswise on the diagonal using a serrated knife and cut slices of about 1/2" thick.
Put the slices back on the baking dish, cut side down and bake for another 15-20 mins or until crisp.
When cool, you can dust with powdered sugar (or not!)
They keep well in an airtight container and are delicious with a cup of coffee!

2 comments:

  1. Ah, thank you so much. I love biscotti and these look amazing.

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