Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cranberry and Almond Biscotti

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I have always been intrigued by biscotti. However, the thought of baking not only once, but twice did intimidate me.  I did a little digging and found that my favorite cake mix can help me make biscotti. I was so excited that I immediately set out to see if would really work. Well, it not only worked, but it was easy and they came out wonderful in my opinion. My niece ate one and said they were crispy and still had some tenderness to them where they didn't break her teeth (that's always a good thing).   This was my first attempt and I can't wait to play with this method some more.  Someday I'll do it completely from scratch, but until that day comes this is a very great alternative. 


Ingredients:
1 box of yellow cake mix
1 cup all purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) of melted butter
1 cup of sliced raw almonds
1 tsp of vanilla
1/2 cup of dried cranberries



Directions:
Mix all the ingredients together (except the almonds and cranberries). Once the dough forms, add your almonds and cranberries and mix well.
Spray a cookie sheet and form a rectangle with the dough.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes on the middle rack.  Take out of the oven and allow to cool.
Then move onto a board to cut the biscotti by using a serrated knife.

Spray a baking sheet and line the biscotti on it's side.  Bake again in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes. Allow to cool before eating.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy alone or with coffee.






Recipe Adapted from Ducan Hines

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16 comments:

  1. This looks so good..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  2. awesome biscotti......with cranberry n almond...superb

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  3. Great recipe, and I love the way it turned out! Very delicious looking biscotti!

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  4. I am not a fan of biscotti, but I find yours very tempting. 1.they have cranberries in them:), 2.your tutorial is very encouraging. Thank you for sharing, Ramona! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  5. What a perfect afternoon treat. These really sound wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Hey, if it tastes fantastic and works for you, who cares what the method is. I think those look really yummy! And, your niece not breaking her teeth on them is ALWAYS a good thing. :)

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  7. Those look super more-ish, Ramona...like I wouldn't be able to stop eating them once I started!

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  8. this looks wonderful and easy thank you for sharing Ramona

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  9. I never thought of using cake mix as a base for biscotti! So neat! I tried to make them once before but the dough was so sticky that it just became a big mess all over my kitchen.

    These look wonderful though! So maybe it's time for round two :)

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  10. Again, love what you do with cake mix! You make me want to stock my pantry with the stuff. Great looking biscotti!

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  11. One of my absolute favourites. Haven't tried using a cake mix before though... must try it out.

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  12. You know I love biscotti ;) And almonds are always enough to seduce me - the cried cranberries sound like a great contrast here!

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  13. You have such great ideas for using cake mix! This biscotti looks delish! Love the cranberries!

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  14. I love the cranberry-almond flavor combo! I wish I had one of these to dunk in my morning tea!!!

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  15. Mmmm... Love cranberry and almond together. :)

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  16. These look good. I love the way you can adapt a box of cake mix into anything!

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