Recently, I came acroos with the tv show led by giada de laurentiis(food network star) making wonderful biscotti for holidays.Inspired by Nicky of Delicious days "cantuccicantuccinibiscotti".Thank You Nicky!
Then i decided to make biscotti by adding Avocado(who stares at me always for not using in any recipe.).Biscotti tastes great along with sweet and nutty flavour of avocado and looks colorful with studded gemstones which resembles citrine for apricots,garnet for dates,emerald for pistachio,ruby for cranberries.
All purpose flour - 3 cups,sifted
LAND O LAKES® Butter - 1 stick
Avocado medium size - 1 no, ripe
Sugar - ¾ th cup
Vanilla extract - ½ tspn
Eggs - 2 no
Baking powder - 1tspn
Salt - ¼tspn
Cranberries - ½ cup
Toasted Pistachio nuts - 1½ cups
Toasted Pecans - ¾ th cup
Turkish Apricot - ¾th cup
Dates - 7 no,deseeded and chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 ° F.In a small bowl add sifted flour,baking powder,salt and mix well.
Toast Pistachios,Pecans on a lined baking sheet for 5 to 8 minutes.Remove from oven and cool completely.
In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar, ripe avocado flesh,vanilla into light and fluffy.Add eggs, one at a time,until creamy.Add flour mixture and mix well.Stir in chopped turkish apricots,chopped dates,toasted nuts(Pecans,Pistachio).Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and divide into 2 parts.Shape each part into 9″ into 1½″ log.Place these logs on a lined baking sheet.Flatten the logs gently in this shape.
Bake for 30 minutes and check with toothpick.Transfer the logs on a wire rack and allow to cool for 25 minutes.Reduce the oven temperature to 275°F degrees.Place logs on a wooden board and cut diagonally with a knife to ½ ;thickness.Place the slices on lined baking sheet,cut side down.Bake 8 to 10 minutes until slightly brown at 300°F .Remove biscotti from the oven to wire racks.Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.Biscottis are ready to dunk in a hot cup of coffee.
Recipe Idea :My own experiment using " Avocado " in biscotti.
This is my entry to the event christmas cookies hosting by Dear Susan of Foodblogga.