These dried cherry biscotti pair wonderfully
with your afternoon coffee or tea.
Dried Cherry Biscotti
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped (less than a 3-ounce package)
1 cup ground almonds
- Lightly grease one cookie sheet (spray
oil works well for this). Preheat oven to 350°F
- Blend flour, sugar, baking soda, baking
powder and salt. Add eggs and vanilla, beating until dough is
formed. Stir in cherries and almonds.
- Turn the dough out on lightly floured
surface and knead several times. Using the greased cookie sheet
as a surface, divide the dough in half and form into two flat
logs about 9-inches long and 3-inches wide.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly browned
on top. Let cool directly on the baking sheet resting on a rack
for 10 minutes.
- Lower heat to 325°F (160°C). On
a cutting board, cut the logs on the diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick
pieces. Put back into oven for 5 minutes. Turn over and bake
5 more minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and cool on baking rack.
- Store in airtight container.
Yield: 20 to 25 biscotti.