One of my friends got me a box of raisin & chocolate chips biscotti's and I noticed that my daughter was religiously eating 2 every morning with a glass of milk. I knew once these were over I had to bake her a new batch and incorporate some healthier ingredients :) So I started surfing the net and came across Kate's recipe for pistachio cranberry biscotti's made with olive oil, it had already been rated and had super reviews. I knew this was the one for my daughter .I just finished baking a batch of 2 dozen biscotti's and have my daughter raving about how good these are :) Mission accomplished !!!
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
cooking time: 45 minutes
Ready in: 1 hour 45 minutes
Makes: 2 dozen
Olive oil: 1/4 th cup ,light
3/4 cup white sugar
vanilla extract: 2 tsp
almond extract: 1/2tsp
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
baking powder: 1 tsp
walnuts,pistachio's & Goji berries: 1 1/2 cups
Chocolate chips: 2tbsp
1. preheat oven to 300 degree f
2. In a large brown mix sugar & olive oil and mix till well blended. Mix in the vanilla & almond extract and then beat in the eggs. Combine flour,baking powder & salt; gradually add this to the egg,sugar & oil mixture. Mix the nuts and berries by hand.
3. Divide dough in half. make two logs 12 by 2 inches on a cookie sheet that has been lined by a parchment paper.Dough will be sticky so use cold water on your hands to handle it better, and then spread this on the parchment paper.
4.bake for 35 minutes in the pre-heated oven or until the logs turn a little brown. remove from oven and set them aside for 10 minutes to cool down.Then cut them diagonally into 3/4 inch slices with a sharp knife. Meanwhile turn the oven temperature to 275 degrees f.
5. Now put these slices back on the parchment paper on the cookie sheet and bake them for 10 minutes or until dry. Cool and store them in an air tight container. They store well :) enjoy them with a glass of cold milk,a cuppa hot tea or coffee.
Note: If the pistachio's are salted,then eliminate the salt from the recipe.