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Christmas biscotti

Monday, 20 December 2010

Make your home smell like Christmas with this delicious biscotti recipe. Each piece has 91 calories- perfect for indulging in a little treat leading up to Christmas without completely blowing your calorie limit. Bring a little festive joy into your home!  

 

What you’ll need

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup pistachio nuts

(This recipe makes 32 pieces)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking tray with cooking spray or line with baking paper.
  2. Mix together oil and sugar in a large bowl until well blended.
  3. Add the vanilla and almond extracts and the lemon zest.
  4. Beat in the eggs.
  5. Gradually stir in the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix in the nuts by hand.
  6. Divide dough in half. Form two logs on the baking tray.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes, or until logs are light brown.
  8. Remove from oven, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Reduce oven heat to 135 degrees C. Cut the logs on diagonal into slices about 3/4 inch thick. Lay onto their sides on the baking tray.
  10. Return to the oven and bake for another 8 to 10 minutes, or until dry.
  11. Leave to cool, and enjoy!




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