Four Girls, Three Kitchens, Two Countries,One Sisterhood
Friday, February 24, 2012
Whole-Wheat Walnut-Raisin Biscotti
I've never had biscotti before so I don't really have anything to compare these to, but they are pretty good. They definitely have a healthy taste to them because of the whole-wheat flour but don't let that turn you off. I've eaten so much of them today that I'm not hungry for dinner tonight. Dunk them in a cold glass of milk, hot chocolate or in my sister Sarah's case, Diet Coke. I'm just kidding; that would be gross. Enjoy!
Vegetable oil, for baking sheet
3/4 cup whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for work surface
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup walnut halves
1/4 cup golden raisins
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a baking sheet with oil; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; stir in walnuts and raisins. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined.
On a lightly floured surface, with floured hands, pat dough into a loaf about 1 inch thick, 2 1/2 inches wide (and about 7 inches long); transfer to baking sheet. Bake until risen and firm, 20 to 25 minutes; cool completely on sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
Place loaf on a cutting board, and using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch-thick slices; place slices in a single layer on sheet. Bake, turning once, until dried and slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes; cool completely.