Prune Almond Biscotti

Today we made Prune Almond Biscotti!

3 2/3C flour, 1C firmly packed, coarsely chopped prunes, 1C coarsely chopped almonds, 1/2t baking powder, 1T vanilla extract, 1/2t baking soda, 1/2t salt, 3/4C sugar, 1/2C butter, melted, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. In separate bowl, mix sugar and eggs.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Stir in vanilla extract. Blend well.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Stir in dry ingredients until a dough is formed.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Press in prunes and almonds.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Prune Almond Biscotti

Turn onto floured surface. Knead 2 minutes. Shape into 2 logs about 8″ long by 2″ wide. Place on greased cookie sheet 3″ apart.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Bake 30 minutes or until somewhat dried out. Cool 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 275F. Slice logs at a slant into 1″ wide wedges. Bake 20 minutes. Turn over and bake another 20 minutes or until crunchy. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from sheet.

Prune Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Today we made Apple Almond Biscotti!

1 extra large apple, peeled and finely chopped; 3C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1T cinnamon, 1 1/2t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 2 eggs, 1/2C roasted, salted whole almonds, coarsely chopped; 1/2T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Mix eggs with brown sugar.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add cooled butter to egg mixture.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Stir in cinnamon.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add extract.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Add sifted flour and baking powder.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Make a sticky dough. Work in apples and almonds.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Apple Almond Biscotti

Shape 1 large loaf about 10″ long. Place on greased cookie sheet.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Cool 20 minutes. Cut diagonal slices 1/2″ wide X 4 or 5″ using a serrated knife. Lower oven temperature to 325F. Put back on sheet and bake another 10 minutes. Turn slices over and bake another 10 minutes or until crisp.

Apple Almond Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Today we made Gingerbread Biscotti!

3T butter, 1C brown sugar, 3 eggs, 3C flour, 1/4C molasses, 1T baking powder, 1 1/2T ground ginger, 1/2t cinnamon, 1/2t ground cloves, 1/4t ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350F.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Mix brown sugar and eggs.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Stir in molasses.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Mix in melted butter.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Blend well. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to wet until just blended.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Roll into 2 logs.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Bake 25 minutes or until firm and lightly browned. Slice into long sticks.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Reduce oven temperature to 325F. Bake 15 more minutes or until crisp.

Gingerbread Biscotti

Gingerbread Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Today we made Squash Biscotti!

4T butter, 3/4C brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1C baked, seeded and mashed acorn squash, 2 1/2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1T cinnamon, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Squash Biscotti

Cream butter with sugar.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Add eggs.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Stir in squash. Blend well.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Add extract.

Squash Biscotti

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Make a well in the dry ingredients. Stir in the wet until just blended.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Shape dough into a log about 6″ long.

Squash Biscotti

Bake 30 minutes on greased cookie sheet. Reduce oven to 325F. Slice loaf into long, thin strips.

Squash Biscotti

Squash Biscotti

Bake an additional 40-50 minutes or until dry and crunchy.

Squash Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti

Today I made Pumpkin Biscotti!

4T butter, 1/2C brown sugar, 2 eggs, 15 oz pumpkin puree, 3C flour, 1t baking powder, 1T cinnamon, 1t vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350F.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Sift toegther dry ignredients. In separate bowl, cream butter with brown sugar.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti

Add eggs.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Stir in pumpkin.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti

Stir in vanilla.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Add dry ingredients and form a dough.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti

Form into a loaf on greased cookie sheet.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Bake 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Cut into 1″ wide by 4 to 5″ long slices. Place on cookie sheet.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Reduce oven to 325F. Bake about another 20 minutes or until crunchy.

Pumpkin Biscotti

Cinnamon Mint Biscotti

Today I made Cinnamon Mint Biscotti!

8T butter, 3/4C sugar, 2 eggs, 1t mint extract, 2 1/2 C flour, 1t baking powder, 2t cinnamon, 1t ground cloves, 1/4C sugar

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream 6T butter and 3/4C sugar.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Beat in eggs. Blend well.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Cinn Mint Bisc

Stir in mint extract.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Add dry ingredients and combine until mixture forms a sticky dough.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Cinn Mint Bisc

Cinn Mint Bisc

Shape into 2 loaves and place on greased cookie sheet. Flatten to about 1/2″ high. Melt 2T butter.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Mix in 1/4C sugar. Spread in straight line on center of loaves.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 20 minutes. Slice with sharp knife into long, thin sticks.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Remove excess butter/sugar mixture. Place on cut side on baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes longer or until dry and crunchy.

Cinn Mint Bisc

Dried Fruit Biscotti

Today I made Dried Fruit Biscotti!

4 to 4 1/2C flour, 1T baking powder, 1 1/4C sugar, 1/2C butter, 3 eggs, 1t lemon or orange extract, 4.25 oz each of dried apricots, prunes, dried figs and dried pineapple, chopped medium fine

Preheat oven to 350F.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Melt butter.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Meanwhile, whisk eggs with sugar until blended.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Sift together flour and baking powder. Add melted butter to egg mixture.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Whisk in extract. Blend well.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Add dry ingredients. Stir with spoon until a sticky dough is formed, that can be molded into loaves.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Work in dried fruit.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Dried Fruit Bisc

Using floured hands, shape two 13″ X 2″ logs and place on foil-lined cookie sheet.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Bake 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool 30 minutes. Cut diagonal 1/2″ slices using serrated knife. Place slices back on foil-lined sheet and bake 12 minutes. Turn slices over and bake for another 8 minutes.

Dried Fruit Bisc

Transfer to rack and cool completely.

Dried Fruit Bisc