Dried Peach Biscotti

Adapted from food.com

INGREDIENTS

1   3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup chopped dried peaches
1/3 cup sliced almonds or chopped pistachios
2 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
2   1/2 teaspoons vanilla
Rind of 1 orange, grated

PREPARATION

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and grated orange rind. Add dried peaches and nuts.
  • Add flour mixture to wet mixture. The dough will be sticky.
  • Transfer onto a lightly floured work surface, and divide dough into two pieces.
  • Flour your hands and roll one piece into a log almost the length of your cookie sheet. Repeat with second piece.
  • Place both on cookie sheet and flatten to about 1/2 an inch. Both logs should fit lengthwise on cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350 °F for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and cut diagonally into 3/4-inch slices.
  • Lay cookies on their side and return to a 300 °F oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and flip each cookie onto the other side. Bake another 10 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

Makes about 24 biscotti. Prep time, 15 minutes; cook time, 45 minutes.

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