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April 4, 2010

BLISSFUL ORANGE VANILLA BISCOTTI

These are my Early morning blissful SUMMER treat!, so good that I could eat a dozen!...a zesty flavorful and fruity biscotti, light and crisp and so refreshing in the hot Indian summer, perfect with some Lemon Iced Tea.
The basic recipe is same as I had posted before but sans the addition of nuts, I think I really like these since you can feel the texture all through, whatever that means :)
It's Sunday morning here and I am up bright and early, enjoying a batch of fresh, aromatic biscotti, baking has uplifted my spirits in a way that nothing else ever can!!
To make these you require (adapted from here)-
(makes 8 large ones and about 20 small bite size one's)
  • Sugar-1/2 cup
  • Butter(salted)-60 gms
  • All purpose flour-1 and 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder-3/4 tsp
  • Orange flower water/Orange flavor- a few dropS
  • Grated orange zest -1 orange
  • 1 egg
  • Pure vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
Method- Preheat oven to 180 C/350 F and line a baking sheet with foil/parchment,take granulated sugar in a large bowl and sprinkle rind on top, rub to moisten and leave for few minutes, beat in softened butter till light and fluffy.Add egg and essence and beat well for a few minutes.Sieve flour and baking powder together and add to the egg mixture, it will come together to form a soft, sticky dough.Flour your work surface and halve the dough, shape into two logs, 10 inches long and about 1 inch thick, shape with dampened hands and flatten a bit, gently place on baking sheet at least three inches apart and bake for 25 minutes, cool for 10 minutes then with a very sharp knife slice diagonallyand bake again for 15 minutes, transfer to wire rack and cool completely.Store in an airtight container.Enjoy over hot cups of coffee

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3 comments :

Usha April 5, 2010 at 7:32 PM  

The biscotti looks perfect !

Cynthia April 8, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

Serve me up 2 of these and a big cup of tea!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] April 29, 2010 at 5:12 PM  

I'd love to have these to go with my morning coffee!

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