Almond and Raisin Biscotti

Anne Burrell's biscotti are nicely buttery and crisp-tender, not rock hard. And there's no better pairing than the anise and orange that[ she adds to the dough.]

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
36 cookies
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch fine salt
  • 1/2 cup whole blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds
  • 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • Coffee or Vin Santo, for dipping
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and granulated sugar and beat, with a whisk or hand mixer, until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides periodically. Add the orange zest and beat in the

  • whole eggs one at a time. Stir in the vanilla.

  • Gently mix in the flour, baking powder and salt. Once the flour is incorporated, fold in the almonds, raisins and anise.

  • Divide the dough into two pieces. If the dough is sticky, dust your hands with a little flour. Roll the dough into two logs the length of a sheet tray and place on the tray. Beat the egg white with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl. Brush the logs with the egg white and sprinkle with the turbinado sugar. Bake until dark golden brown, slightly crisp around the edges and still a bit soft in the middle, about 30 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven to a cutting board and slice on the bias with a serrated knife while they are still warm. Slicing while warm will prevent crumbling.

  • Lay the biscotti back on the sheet tray(s), cut-sides down, and return to the oven until a little more golden around the edges, another 10 minutes. This will harden the biscotti but not make them like rocks.

  • Remove from the oven to a serving platter and serve with coffee or Vin Santo for dipping.

  • Biscolicious!

  • From Food Network Kitchens; after further testing and to ensure the best results this recipe has been altered from what was in the actual episode.


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