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Dried apricots and nuts biscotti

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Dried apricots and nuts biscotti

It is my first try to make a biscotti.I tried it with a fear whether it'll comeout well or not.My cousin came to help me,i added the ingredients and she mixed it and we baked them.......oh...well well well......the result was sooo good.I never expected that my first try would be a big sucess.I took American style vanilla biscotti and done my variations.I think u all would like it.


Flour- 2 cups

butter-6 tbsps

vanilla extract-1/2 tsp(i used vanilla pod it gave a good texture in the dough)

baking powder-11/2 tsp

pineapple essence-few drops(don't use more)

salt-1/2 tsp

sugar-2/3 cup

pineapple pieces-1 tbsp(can use tinned,fresh or boiled with sugarsyrup)

dried apricots-1 tbsp(soak in hot water for 10 mins and cut into pieces)

chopped nuts(not finely chopped)-2 tbsp(i used walnuts,badam&cashew,can use dates also)


preheat oven at 350 degrees

1. Beat butter and sugar till creamy.

2. Add in baking pr,vanilla extract,pineapple essence,salt beat well.

3.Add the flour mix well with hands or with paddle attachment then mix in dried apricots,pineapple pieces,chopped nuts mix well till the dough rolls to a ball.

4.seperate the dough into 3 quarters place on part on the floured surface and roll rectangular slightly flatten thesurface and place on the baking sheet.

5.Bake for about 25-35 mins.remove from oven and cool for 15 mins.

6.Cut the bread into diagonals and arrange in the baking tray bake again for 15 mins flip and bake for abt 5 mins.

Cool and store in an airtight container.