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Name:Anise Biscotti Contributor:Bill Johns
Description:Anise Biscotti (Captured off of Mosaic, modified.) Posted:1994-09-28
Key words:anise, flour, nuts Category:Desserts
ID:160 Updated:2006-01-08 23:08:31
Ingredients:2 c pastry flour -- bread flour will make them really hard
1 c sugar
1 Tbsp anise seeds, crushed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 egg equivalents (commercial replacer, 6 whites, etc.)
2 Tbsp grated fresh lemon zest (or 1 Tbs dry)
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
ground nuts. Lots or little depending on taste. I use almonds successfully.
Preparation:Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Coat baking sheet with non-stick spray or parchment.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, anise seeds, baking powder, nuts, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together egg equivalents, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and add to the dry ingredients. Mix well.

Working on a floured surface, shape dough into two logs, each about 14 inches long and 1-1/2 inches thick. Dough will be sticky. Set the logs on prepared baking sheet, at least 4 inches apart (the dough will spread during baking). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until firm to the touch. Transfer the logs to the rack to cool. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees F.

Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices, using a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion. Stand the slices on their sides on the baking sheet and return to the oven. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely before storing. Biscotti will crisp as they cool. Store, in an air-tight container, up to one month. Rarely last more than a couple days. :-)

Makes about 4 dozen biscotti.
Notes:Quite tasty
(Captured off of Mosaic, modified.)

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