Whole-Wheat Walnut-Raisin Biscotti
When you want a little something after dinner, skip the guilt and dip one of these crunchy, nut-studded treats into a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.
- Vegetable oil, for baking sheet
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour, spooned and leveled
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for work surface
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup walnut halves
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a baking sheet with oil; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; stir in walnuts and raisins. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs and vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until combined.
On a lightly floured surface, with floured hands, pat dough into a loaf about 1 inch thick, 2 1/2 inches wide (and about 7 inches long); transfer to baking sheet. Bake until risen and firm, 20 to 25 minutes; cool completely on sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 300 degrees.
Place loaf on a cutting board, and using a serrated knife, cut diagonally into 1/4 inch-thick slices; place slices in a single layer on sheet. Bake, turning once, until dried and slightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes; cool completely.
SourceEveryday Food, January/February 2007