Holiday Biscotti with Cranberries and Pistachios
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Title: HOLIDAY BISCOTTI WITH CRANBERRIES AND PISTACHIOS
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen
2 1/4 cups All purpose flour
1 1/2 teasp. Baking powder
3/4 teasp. Salt
6 tablesp. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup Sugar
2 large Eggs
1 tablesp. Grated lemon peel
1 1/2 teasp. Vanilla extract
1 teasp. Whole aniseed
1 cup Dried sweetened cranberries
3/4 cup Shelled natural unsalted pistachios
180 grams Imported white chocolate, chopped
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— Edited *RK* 01/05/2006 by
— Ulrike Westphal
The pleasingly chewy biscotti are coated on one end with white
chocolate. In our test kitchen, imported white chocolate, such as
Perugina or Lindt, yielded the best results. Preheat oven to 325°F.
Line 3 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift first 3
ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat butter and
sugar in large bowl to blend well. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Mix in
lemon peel, vanilla, and aniseed. Beat in flour mixture just until
blended. Stir in cranberries and pistachios (dough will be sticky).
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Gather dough together;
divide in half. Roll each half into 15-inch-long log (about 1 1/4
inches wide). Carefully transfer logs to 1 prepared baking sheet,
spacing 3 inches apart.
Bake logs until almost firm to touch but still pale, about 28
minutes. Cool logs on baking sheet 10 minutes. Maintain oven
Carefully transfer logs still on parchment to cutting board. Using
serrated knife and gentle sawing motion, cut logs crosswise into
generous 1/2-inch-thick slices. Place slices, 1 cut side down, on
remaining 2 prepared sheets. Bake until firm and pale golden, about
9 minutes per side. Transfer cookies to racks and cool.
Line another baking sheet with waxed paper. Stir white chocolate in
top of double boiler over barely simmering water just until smooth.
Remove from over water. Dip 1 end of each cookie into melted
chocolate, tilting pan if necessary; shake off excess chocolate.
Place cookies on prepared sheet. Chill until chocolate is firm,
about 30 minutes. (Can be made 5 days ahead. Store airtight between
sheets of waxed paper at room temperature.)