Cherry Biscotti

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  • add   2 teaspoons orange zest
  • add   1 egg white
  • add   granulated sugar
  • add   1 cup chopped dried tart cherries
  • add   2 cups all-purpose flour
  • add   1/4 teaspoon salt
  • add   3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon baking powder
  • add   1 tablespoon orange juice
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • add   1 tablespoon water
  • add   1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Instructions

  1. Combine 3/4 cup sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thick and pale yellow in color.
  3. Add oil, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla; beat 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed.
  4. Combine flour, walnuts, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture.
  5. Mix on low speed 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed.
  6. Stir in cherries by hand.
  7. 2 Turn dough onto lightly floured surface (dough will be soft and sticky).
  8. Lightly sprinkle with additional flour; knead flour into dough.
  9. With floured hands, shape into 2 (8x2-inch) logs.
  10. Place 3 to 4 inches apart on a greased baking sheet; flatten tops slightly.
  11. Combine egg white and water; brush on logs.
  12. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
  13. 3 Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until light brown and firm to the touch.
  14. Let cool on baking sheet 15 minutes.
  15. 4 Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
  16. Cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with a serrated knife; arrange slices, cut-side down, on baking sheet.
  17. Bake 8 to 10 minutes; turn slices.
  18. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
  19. Remove to wire rack; let cool completely.