Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pistachio Date Biscotti

My first baking project has inspired me to make another dessert: biscotti. Once again, I took a recipe (this time, from Donna Hay) and modified it. I added dates and pistachios. Since dates are pretty sweet, I decided to cut down on sugar again. So, here is the altered recipe:

Pistachio Date Biscotti
  • 2 cups (organic) plain unbleached flour (organic)
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup (organic) cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup pistachios (unsalted & roasted)
  • 1/2 cup dates (chopped)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 deg Fahrenheit.

Chop dates, if needed, and mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir in 3 eggs and the vanilla extract.

After a little mixing, the dough may become a little tough to mix so transfer the ingredients onto a board to finish "kneading."

Once the dough appears smooth, divide the it into two. Form each piece into a log, flatten it (mine weren't flat enough), and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes.

Allow to cool.

Cut the logs into 1/4" slices, thickness can be adjusted to your taste. (As you can see, I didn't flatten the "logs" enough so they are a bit round.)

Bake the slices for another 10-15 minutes or until they are crisp. Enjoy with coffee, tea, milk, hot chocolate or liqueur!


Mandy said...

beautiful step by step instructions.

Patricia Scarpin said...

I got here through Tastespotting and wow, your photos are gorgeous!
That biscotti looks so good.

Jeemer said...

Thank you!