Cranberry Walnut Biscotti

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Ingredient (Makes about 2.5 dozen)

1. Light olive oil – 1/4 cup

    White sugar – 3/4 cup

2. Vanilla extract – 2 tsp

    Almond extract – 1/2 tsp

3. Eggs – 2

4. All purpose flour (maida) – 1 3/4 cup

    Salt – 1/4 tsp

    Baking powder – 1 tsp

5. Dried cranberries – 1/2 cup (You can replace it with raisins)

    Pistachios / walnuts – 1.5 cup, halved (I used 1 1/4 cup walnuts and 1/4 cup pistachios. You can also use roughly chopped almonds instead.)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together oil and sugar until well blended. Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts, then beat in the eggs. Combine flour, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl. Gradually stir into egg mixture. Mix in dried cranberries and nuts.
  3. Divide dough in half. Form two logs on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Dough may be sticky, wet hands with cool water to handle dough more easily.
  4. Bake for 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until logs are light brown. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C).
  5. Cut logs on diagonal into 3/4 inch thick slices. Lay them on parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for about 6 minutes.  Take it out and flip the biscotti over and bake for another 5 – 6 minutes or until golden. Cool and store in an air tight container.

Recipe Courtesy – All recipes

Beat olive oil and white sugar until well-blendedAdd vanilla and almond extract and blend againBeat in the eggsAdd the dry ingredients to the egg mixtureStir in the dried cranberries and nutsWet hands and form into logsBake at 300 F for about 35 minutesAfter baking, cool for 10 minutes and cut into 3/4 inch slices diagonallyBake the slices for 5 - 6 minutes on each side until dry and golden at 275 F

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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