Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Orange Pecan Biscotti

Most years, my friend Dana and I get together to do some holiday baking. This is one of her mother's recipes and is my favorite of everything we make, every year.

Dana's Orange Pecan Biscotti

2 c chopped pecans
2 1/4 c flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c sugar
1/4 lb butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoons orange extract
2 tablespoons orange zest

Preheat oven to 350F.

Beat the sugar and butter in a mixer until well combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time.

Stir together dry ingredients. On low speed, gradually add to the wet ingredients in the mixer.

Fold in pecans, orange extract and orange zest by hand.

Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Place each portion of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Shape into a log.

Bake 35 minutes or until lightly brown. Set aside to cool. Turn oven to 275F.

When cool, place on a cutting board, and cut width wise into half inch slices, approximately 1 dozen per log.

Place back on the parchment lined baking sheets and bake approximately 30 minutes more, until golden and crispy.

Yield: 24 biscotti.


Thimbleina said...

It looks yummy, shame my husband cannot eat nuts.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

MMMMM....those look delicious!

Joyce said...

I love Biscotti!! Another recipe to file. Thanks my friend for sharing!!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Love, love, love these biscottis - thanks for sharing..:)

Ina J Offret said...

As I was reading your blog today I got to the end of my cup of coffee. Then, the last picture.... ready for a fresh cup and one of those delish looking biscottis. PS Love your hair!

KPiep said...

Mmmmm.....I love making biscotti! My favorite recipe is currently the black forest biscotti recipe from Moosewood Classics. Rather than use dried cherries, though, I use the tart pie cherries from my Dad's tree.

Stacy said...

Another "Mmmmmm". That does look good.

preppyplayer said...

You know I am all about the pics and the photo of the little hands on the log of dough is so sweet.
I could use a cup of coffee and a piece of biscotti at this point in the day!

Elizabeth said...

Such wonderful photos! I checked you out on Tribeca Yummy Mommy. Looking good!

citysage said...

I absolutely ADORE homemade biscotti, and this looks like such a fresh flavour option!

And congrats on guest blogging---that's so cool!

please sir said...

Oh yum - might need this for the holidays!

amy said...

delicious looking biscotti, and, if i may say, your kitchen is sooo lovely!

Ivy Lane said...

Printing out the recipe now! Can I borrow your little cutie to lend me a hand? ! :) He is just too adorable!

Heidi said...

Beautiful shots. And your son looks so intent, very sweet.

the laughing mouse said...

o0o0o0 those look delicious !

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks for your compliments about the photos! - Cal gave a shy smile when I read them to him. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! And thanks to those of you who checked out Cate's blog.

Amy, thanks for your compliment about the kitchen!

Citysage thanks for the congrats!

Debbie said...

you amaze me! OBTW I added you to my in honor of list :)

mommyMedBasics said...

those photos look even sweeter than the biscotti! (especially the first one... the look on his face is pure adoration)
can't wait to try these! (thanks)

SherriLynn said...

Glad you've been officially designated a Yummy Mummy. Your pals in Seattle knew it all along!

pve design said...

yum, I am going to make these, they look wonderful.