This week Boo brought home a letter from school saying that her topic this year was Italy. We decided it would be nice to cook something from Italy, something apart from Pizza or pasta as we make that all the time. We thought it would be nice to make biscotti but most recipes are based on nuts and the little ones don't really like them. So together we came up with a recipe for orange and lemon Biscotti. They turned out really nice and Boo took some into school along with a little piece of research on the history of biscotti.
Orange and Lemon Biscotti
450g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
50ml vegetable oil
225g caster sugar
2 large egg whites
2 large eggs
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 tsp finely grated orange zest
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla essence
Preheat oven to 190C/ gas mark 5
Whisk together the vegetable oil, caster sugar, eggs and egg whites until smooth
Add the lemon and orange zest, almond extract and vanilla essence and whisk well.
Stir in the flour baking powder and salt.
The dough is quite sticky so make sure your hands are well floured.
shape the dough into two even shaped logs and place on a greased baking sheet well apart from each other. flatten the logs slightly
Bake for 25 minutes.
Cool for at least 10 minutes. Place logs on a cutting board.
Slice diagonally into 1/2 inch slices.
Lay the slices sideways on the sheet and bake fro 10 minutes.
Turn the slices over and bake for another 5-10 minutes.
Let cool and serve.
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