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Almond and Raisin Biscotti

Last week when I shopped at my favourite regular supermarket,I found a Mayo Clinic Cookbook on the 75% discount rack !! This book cost me less than $2.00 after I make a rough mental calculation.Wasting no time I quickly grab the cookbook and placed in my shopping cart.Amazon.com's consumer's review gave this Mayo cookbook 4 1/2 star.It's a great idea and right timing for me to find this eating well cookbook .I run out of idea and creativity how to cook healthy and tasty food for Mishu. She not allowed to have regular cookies ,candies or cakes but she still a young 4 years old child.Sometimes I feel bad when she see others people have cookies and cakes but not her.I wanted to bake some healthy cookies and finally I choose Almond and Apricot Biscotti.Well I don't have dried Apricot,so I replaced with raisins.This is also my 1st time baking biscotti..I wonder why my biscotti was out of shape even before I cut!! Hmmmm...later I realised I add too much almond !






Ingredients:

3/4 (4 oz/125 g) whole-wheat (wholemeal) flour
3/4 (4 oz/125 g) all purpose flour(plain)
1/4 cup (2 oz/60 g) firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs,lightly beaten
1/4 cup (2 fl oz/60 ml) 1 % low milk
2 1/2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp black honey ( I used regular honey)
1/2 tsp almond extract essence ( I used vanilla extract)
2/3 cup ( 4 oz/30 g) raisin
1/4 ( 1 oz/30 g) coarsely chopped almond ( I used 1/2 cup)
Method:

1:Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C)
2:In a large bowl,combine the flours,brown sugar and baking powder.Whisk to blend.Add the eggs,milk,canola oil,honey and vanilla extract.
3:Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough just begins to come together.Add the chopped almond and raisin.
4:Place the dough on a long sheet of plastic wrap and shape by hand into a flattened log 12 inches (30 cm) long ,3 inches (7.5 cm) wide and about 1 inch (2.5 cm) high.Lift the plastic wrap to invert the dough onto a non-stick baking sheet.
5:Bake until lightly browned,25-30 minutes.Transfer to another baking sheet to cool for 10 minutes.Leave the oven set a 350 F.
6:Place the cooled log on a cutting board.With a serrated knife ,cut crosswise on the diagonal into 24 slices 1/2 inch ( 12 mm) wide.Arrange the slices,cut side down,on the baking sheet.Return to the oven and bake until crisp,15-20 minutes.
7:Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.Store in an air tight container.






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4 comments:

Sonia said...
September 24, 2009 at 10:48 PM

This really a hearty bread..you just well done it.

Little Corner of Mine said...
September 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM

Definitely healthier with whole wheat flour, we love biscotti too. Wow, no cookie, candies and cake, that's hard for children. My girls want candy everyday.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...
September 27, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Sonia:
Thank you:)


LCOM:
oh yes!!she love candy that why she is overweight now..butso far Mishu listen to me ..I try to change her habit of eating until she reach her ideal weight ..she quite a good gal coz she afraid of needles! hahaha!

MamaFaMi said...
October 1, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Had been wanting to try baking biscotti, but till today, I haven't tried any! Tiup sikit semangat pada mama ni... hehehe...

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.