By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Ed_Stein]Ed Stein
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.
Ed Stein is a staff writer for Pugged In Parents.
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