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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti- Butterless

The name 'Biscotti' is derived from 'bis' meaning twice in Italian and 'cotto' meaning baked or cooked.It is generally a long dry,hard ,twice baked cookie with a curved top and flat bottom and enjoyed dipping in wine,coffee or tea.These look similar to the rusk which we get in India.Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti is my first trial in terms of biscotti and there is no butter in it,eggs are used as the binder.The dough is first rolled into a log shape and baked till firm.After slight cooling,it is cut into diagonal slices ,baked again to get a crispy ,dry cookie with longer shelf life.So,friends enjoy this lovely recipe !!





Ingredients
all purpose flour 1 3/4 cup
granulated sugar 2/3 cup
egg 2
baking powder 1 tsp
shelled pistachio 1/2 cup coarsely chopped
dried cranberries 1/2 cup
vanilla extract 1 tsp
salt 1/4tsp



Method

-Sift the flour with baking powder and salt and keep aside.

-Whisk the eggs and sugar together to get a thick ,pale and fluffy.Add in the vanilla extract.

-Add the flour into it and mix until smooth.Fold in the chopped pitachio and cranberries.

-Transfer the dough into a well floured surface and roll into a log shape(the dough may be sticky,flour your hand before you shape) about 30 cms long and 9cms wide.

-Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F and place the log in a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake for 20-25 minutes in the center of the oven.

-Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

-Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F and transfer the baked log on a cutting board ,cut 1/2'' slices on the diagonal.Place them on the baking sheet with cut side down and put it in the oven.

-Bake for 8-10 minutes.Turn slices after removing .Place again and bake for 8-10minutes.

-Remove from oven,cool on wire rack completely .Store in air tight containers.


Notes

* You can store these for several weeks.







Sending this to Valentines Day Special event hosted by Anzz @ Anzz Cafe


Also,sending this to Valentines day event hosted by Teena @ Teenz Yummy Delights







43 comments:

Vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie Thanx for stopping by my blog n leading to urs..Biscotti looks perfect that too butterless..Loved ur dilkush..yummm

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

butterless? Bookmarked too good to miss.

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and yummy!!!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and crunchy looking biscottis.Perfectly made...

Plateful said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect to go with a hot cuppa!

CaySera said... Best Blogger Tips

the biscotti look scrumptious julie!

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect one julie!!! lovely clicks!!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely biscuit......superb

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

biscotti looks wonderful

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wat a prefectly baked biscottis, looks absolutely stunning and incredible..

Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

I have been bookmarking so many biscotti recipe till now including this. Please tell me what else can I add instead of cranberry. I have cherry and other nuts at my pantry.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx friends,n Vrinda:Thanx for joining my space..
@ Uma :I think cherry will be a good option with pistachio..Do try n let me know too.

Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

They look yumm! Check out this recipe http://squaremeals.blogspot.com/2011/02/gingerbread-biscotti.html

Aparna from Square Meals

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

biscotti looks so delicious wit lovely combo, perfectly baked, Well done Julie...loving your bakes :)

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Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so delicious.

Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

Biscotti looks delicious. Perfect with a steaming cup of coffee..! Thanx for linking it to my event dear.

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Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect to go with tea :)

khushi said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely combination of ingredients Julie

Amina Khaleel said... Best Blogger Tips

biscotti looks stunning... delicious...

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious one Julie, perfectly shaped.

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

butterless? Bookmarkin in my to do list..n pics are tempting.....

Kaveri said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked biscottis...looks too good Julie

Reshmi Mahesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Super...Butterless??? Too good dear...Looks very yummy...

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect with a hot cup of coffee!yum.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly baked biscotti..Yum!

@lekshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

crunchy biscotti..........looks great!!!

Biny Anoop said... Best Blogger Tips

loving the look of it...i love biscoti and this one looks gud

Elpiniki said... Best Blogger Tips

These look great!

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so crunchy n yum...

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

Have always wanted to make these and yours look superb.
Rita

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

i love biscottis, these look so perfect n delicious..

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Cranberry pistachio Biscotti is new to me n luks really perfectly done.Yummy Bake.

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

yummm....excellent presentation julie..;)
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Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made biscotti !! looks YUM !!

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Pushpa said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect looking biscotti Julie.

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Great combo and looks perfect!


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Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely and perfect biscotti

A teflon frypan... said... Best Blogger Tips

wow wow wow!! butterless!! what more do i need..thanks a lot dear for this recipe..will definitely try.

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Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

mouth watering. lovely clicks too

Ambreen said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks fabulous, perfect and delicious!

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Biscotti came out so perfect n good, nice clicks as well :)

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome recipe Julie! Thx for sending to my event :)

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie,

First time at your space. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love biscotti's. I always buy them. Thanks for sharing this recipe