Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cherry Almond Biscotti

This past Saturday, I had to make some items for a bake sale and wanted to try out a new variation of biscotti. That, and I was cleaning out my pantry and came across some dried cherries and a partial bag of slivered almonds (which ironically enough I had just enough to make this batch!). These were INCREDIBLE! I love the flavor combination of cherries and almonds and my hubby actually wound up buying some himself since I wouldn't let him eat any of them at home. :)


Cherry Almond Biscotti
2 c. All-Purpose Flour
1 c. Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Almond Extract
3 Eggs
1/2 c. Dried Cherries, chopped
1/2 c. Slivered Almonds



In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and almond extract. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix well until all of the ingredients have been incorporated.  Next, fold in the cherries and almonds. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until the dough is no longer sticky, then form into a 12” long log shape and flatten down so that it is no higher than 1”. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, add the dough and bake at 325° F for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool, then slice diagonally into ½ “ slices and put them back on the baking sheet. Bake an additional 10 minutes per side and 
remove from oven. Let cool and allow to harden before serving. Makes 2 dz.

Points+=3 per Biscotti

Enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks Andreea Elena and welcome to my blog! I just visited yours as well and you have some great recipes as well. Looking forward to reading more. :)

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  2. I haven't made biscotti in quite a while. This version sounds wonderful - I love cherries and almonds. And thanks for posting the points value!

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  3. You're welcome Sandra, thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. This is a great recipe and a great storry. You sold him biscotti? That is so funny. I love the wonderful flovors in this biscotti. You can't go wrong with almonds and cherry. I would like to share this post on my blog. Let me know if that's ok. Thank you for the nice comments on my blog.

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  6. Yes I did and you sure can post it. Thank you Anita! :)

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  7. Another biscotti recipe to add to my collection of biscottis'
    Love the dried cherry and the slivered almonds. Thanks for sharing...following your blog, and invite you to follow, as well!

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  8. Biscotti time. It smells so good in my kitchen, I can't wait to eat them. Five more minutes and they are done :-)
    I will post photos on my blog http://bookmarkthisrecipe.blogspot.com/2011/11/cherry-almond-biscotti.html
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  9. I hope you like them as much as we did Anita and thanks for posting! :)

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  10. I posted the photos. Your biscotti recipe is awesome. This was the first time I made biscotti and I will make it again and again and again. I had to hide a few for tomorrow morning, my boyfriend wanted to eat them all. This recipe is a keeper. Thanks for sharing.

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