Kicking off the April’s meal plan is a cranberry orange biscotti recipe. During the month of April I will make one variety of biscotti week, and by the end of the month hopefully I will have mastered the techniques.
I love cranberries: juice, sauce, muffins…and now biscotti. This cookie has just the right amount of orange to cranberry balance while being sweet enough to satisfy a craving, but not so sweet that you feel guilty after indulging.
The recipe was easy enough to make, a little time consuming, but I took advantage of a rainy afternoon while Ollie was napping.
C.J. even pitched in to help mix the dough and drizzle the white chocolate. We have been so busy lately that it was fun to bake together.
Check in next week for a butter pecan biscotti recipe!
- 1 cup (5 oz.) dried cranberries
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- ½ cup melted butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2½ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 oz. white chocolate
- Place dried cranberries in a bowl and add boiling water for 2 minutes then drain well.
- In a large bowl combine the sugar, orange juice, and butter with a whisk until well mixed then add one egg at a time
- In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt
- Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix until incorporated
- Add cranberries and mix well then chill dough for 30 minutes
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
- Spray hands with PAM then divide dough in half and shape into a 4″by 8″ rectangle
- Bake for 25 minutes (or until light golden brown and edges start to brown)
- Place parchment paper on cooling rack for 15 minutes
- Slice each log into ½-3/4″ slices then place (cut side down) on cookie sheet (no paper) and bake again for about 25-30 minutes turning halfway through
- Biscotti should be crispy
- Remove and cool
- In a small bowl place white chocolate and microwave on high stirring every 10 seconds until just melted – watch so it does not burn
- Drizzle with a fork over one side of biscotti
- Place in refrigerator to harden