Do you like to enjoy a cup of coffee with a crunchy low-fat dessert? Read on to learn how to make the best biscotti ever. This recipe is so easy that once my wife showed me how to make them, I bake fresh biscotti every couple of days! I even make my own orange zest to make the dessert flavorful (the commercial orange spice just does not give the natural aroma, not to mention the flavor).
2 cups all-purpose flour,
¾ cup sugar,
1 tsp. vanilla,
1 tsp. baking powder,
2 Tbsp. orange zest
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
2) In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and vanilla.
3) In a separate bowl, blend eggs and orange zest. Add to other ingredients and mix well.
4) Divide dough in two and shape into 2 wide loaves. Place on a cookie sheet.
5) Bake for 35 minutes.
6) Slice into long biscotti cookies and let cool on wire rack.
Serve with coffee or cocoa
HOW TO MAKE ORANGE ZEST
1/2 cup sugar,
Place orange peels in a small pot. Pour in about 1 cup water. Boil for about 5 min.
Let cool. With a sharp knife, peel off a thin layer of the skin. Cut it into small squares. Place it in a small pot, pour about 1/2 cup of water and sugar. Bring to boil and let simmer until all water is gone. Let cool. Store it in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.
Use to flavor your cakes and cookies, pankcakes, or add to tea.
POLISH BUNDT CAKE
¾ cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla flavoring
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup potato starch
1 tsp baking powder
2 sticks of unsweetened margarine, melted
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Beat egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks appear. Add egg yolks, starch, flour, baking powder, and vanilla flavoring. Mix well. Mix in melted margarine.
3) Pour batter into a bundt cake pan. Bake for about 30 minutes.
4) Turn cake out onto wire rack and let cool. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top and enjoy!
Ed Stein is a staff writer for Pugged In Parents.
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