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Candied fruit biscotti

Features:
  • Sweet
Cuisine:
  • 1 hr 20 mins
  • Serves 18
  • Medium

Ingredients

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A classic flavor combining the best of cherries and almonds in a crisp, elegant yet easy to prepare biscotti recipe. The candied cherries give color and flavor while the toasted almost lend flavor which makes you feel that roasted nuts are on an open fire. Candied fruits are saturated with sugar to conserve them, and depending on the absorption of the sugar, the fruits can actually last for years. Because of their traditional roots, the candied fruit biscotti is one of the most commonly used desserts in Italy.

Health benefits

  • 100 grams of candied fruit contain about 82 grams of carbohydrates and 1.6 grams of fiber.
  • Candied fruit have 0 cholesterol and negligible quantities of fat.
  • 100 grams of candied fruit will be adequate for about 16% of your total recommended caloric intake, according to the USDA.
  • They contain Vitamin A which is vital for several functions of the body, including vision, reproduction and operation of cells.
  • The 18 grams of calcium is sufficient to strengthen the bones and teeth.
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How to Make Candied fruit biscotti

  • Mix the cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  • Add eggs and anise extract in the bowl. Whisk the mixture well.
  • Pour flour, baking powder and stir well with the egg mixture.
  • Add in the candied fruit into the boul.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for about 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven o about 320 degree F.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions.
  • Roll the portions until they are resemble logs, about 12 inches long.
  • 2 logs per cookie sheet.
  • Bake the cookie sheets in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove this from the oven and let it cool at room temperature for about 5 minutes.
  • Slice them diagonally into ½ inch thick slices.
  • Place the slices on the baking sheet.
  • Heat in the oven for another 16 minutes until it looks lightly toasted.

Cool at room temperature and then store in an airtight container.

Trivia

Candied fruit has existed since the 14th century and can be traced back to the ancient cultures of China and Mesopotamia. However it wasn’t until the Arabs that modern candying was introduced, they primarily served candied citrus and roses at memorable occasions of their lives.

Paulo Ricci

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