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    Help! Looking for a "specific" biscotti recipe

    I'm hoping someone can help me out. I was given a recipe last year for biscotti with pistachios, cranberries and dried pineapple. It may have had a bit of pineapple juice as well but can't remember. I believe it was from one of the Company's Coming recipe books. Of course everywhere I check those books are sold out.

    Would anyone have this recipe? This is the absolute best biscotti I have ever had and can't believe I can't find my recipe.

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    I've always made my biscotti without nuts so I'm no help.
    Trying googling biscotti recipes with pistachios and see what you get.

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    I did google and nothing combined everything I thought was in it. But.....I just found it! Ripped apart another drawer and find it neatly folded at the back. I will never learn to write recipes on a card and put them in the recipe box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by raksmum View Post
    I did google and nothing combined everything I thought was in it. But.....I just found it! Ripped apart another drawer and find it neatly folded at the back. I will never learn to write recipes on a card and put them in the recipe box!
    They sound wonderful please share your recipe !

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    Try cooks.com, I just looked up Biscotti myself.

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    Good that you found it. Would you post the full recipe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raksmum View Post
    I did google and nothing combined everything I thought was in it. But.....I just found it! Ripped apart another drawer and find it neatly folded at the back. I will never learn to write recipes on a card and put them in the recipe box!
    r

    So now maybe you'll share it with us ... and the next time we will be able to help you!
    Besides, I'm intrigued by your ingredients list ... and would like to give it a try!
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    Please share your recipe. I bake quick breads,biscotti,and pizzelles for our senior center. One thing the men like is things with nuts and fruit. One older man specifically asked for different biscottis every time I bake. I love making things for them as they hardly get the treats that are homemade. You could just post it or email to me, [email protected]. have a wonderful holiday. You sound like me, 600 or so cookbooks,cutout recipes, homemade recipe books, never can find the recipe I need the first time looking.

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    Yes please share your recipe. I love biscotti and make it for Christmas gifts.

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    Would love this recipe too.... Hope you will post it... and try putting special Recipes in plastic sleeves that you can put in 3 Ring Binder- but make several copies of Recipe first and put one in with your Tax papers...
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    Perhaps this is the recipe the OP was looking for?
    ... if not, at the least, here's one for those that would like one for a Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti

    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pistachio-cranberry-biscotti-10000001673150/

    If you wanted the dried pineapple the OP mentioned, ... I'd just add some to this recipe
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    Here it is! I hope those of you that try it, enjoy it! and let me know what you think

    Nutty Pina Colada Biscotti

    4 1/4 c. all purpose flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 c. butter (softened), 1 1/2 c. white sugar, 3 eggs, 2 T. rum, 2 T. pineapple juice, 1 1/2 tsp. coconut extract, 1 c. shelled pistachio nuts, 1/2 c. chopped dried pineapple, 1/2 c. sweetened dried cranberries, 1/2 c. sweetened flaked coconut.

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Lightly grease two cookie sheets.

    2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Stir in the rum, pineapple juicce and coconut extract until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the batter (*I omit the salt). Stir in the pistachio nuts, pineapple, coconut and cranberries until evenly distributed. Cover and refrigerate for about 10 min.

    3. Divide the dough into four equal parts. Form each piece of dough into a 12 inch long log shape on a lightly floured surface. Place two logs onto each cookie sheet, and pat down until they are about 3 inches wide. There should be at least 2 inches of space between each log.

    4. Bake for 30 minutes until firm but not crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes.

    5. Place the biscotti logs on a cutting board, and use a serrated knife to cut into 3/4 inch wide diagonal slices. Return the slices to the baking sheets cut side down. Return to the oven and bake for 8 minutes, turn the slices over to the other cut side and bake for another 8 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

    ***I don't like the hard biscotti and prefer a softer one that I don't have to dunk to be able to bite. So...for the last two bakings of 8 minutes each, I only bake for 4 minutes each. These also freeze very well.

    Oh, and they are not fattening at all

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    Holiday Biscotti
    Photo: Holiday Biscotti Recipe
    Total Time: 1 hr 20 min
    Prep 25 min
    Cook 55 min
    Yield: dozen cookies
    Level: Intermediate
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3/4 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
    • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
    • 12 ounces good-quality white chocolate, chopped
    • Red and green sugar crystals, for garnish
    Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

    Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl to blend. Using an electric mixer, beat the sugar, butter, lemon zest, and salt in a large bowl to blend. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time. Add the flour mixture and beat just until blended. Stir in the pistachios and cranberries.

    Form the dough into a 13-inch long, 3-inch wide log on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until light golden, about 40 minutes. Cool for 30 minutes.

    Place the log on the cutting board. Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the log on a diagonal into 1/2 to 3/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange the biscotti, cut side down, on the baking sheet. Bake the biscotti until they are pale golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer the biscotti to a rack and cool completely.

    Stir the chocolate in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water until the chocolate melts. Dip half of the biscotti into the melted chocolate. Gently shake off the excess chocolate. Place the biscotti on the baking sheet for the chocolate to set. Sprinkle with the sugar crystals. Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm, about 35 minutes.

    The biscotti can be made ahead. Store them in an airtight container up to 4 days, or wrap them in foil and freeze in resealable plastic bags up to 3 weeks.

    try just typing in holiday biscotti in the search bar

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    If you want your biscotti to be softer, just replace some of the butter (up to half), with canola oil.

    If you want to avoid having to flip the cookies over, half-way through the second baking, return them to the cookie sheet, standing up. I slice them, then return to the sheet, in the original order cut, standing with a bit of air space between each slice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    If you want your biscotti to be softer, just replace some of the butter (up to half), with canola oil.

    If you want to avoid having to flip the cookies over, half-way through the second baking, return them to the cookie sheet, standing up. I slice them, then return to the sheet, in the original order cut, standing with a bit of air space between each slice.
    Thanks for the tips Neesie!

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    Thanks I'm going to try these recipes.
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    Both recipes look wonderful and I love biscotti, part of a tradition at this time of year in our house. I definitely plan on making both. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    The Piña Colada Biscottis are so delicious. I made a batch today and mailed some to my son in California. This is my new favorite cookie recipe and I think they are going to make delicious holiday gifts.

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    Glad you tried them and liked them Sande! Last year was my first year making them and I had to do two batches in the end. Everyone is asking for them this year.

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    This is the best biscotti recipe. I have made it three times in the last week. I made the for our company potluck yesterday and everybody loved the. The freeze really well and taste delicious right out of the freezer.

    Here is a link to the recipe. Cranberries aren't listed as an ingredient but I added 1/2 cup anyway:

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/nutty-p...lada-biscotti/

    Enjoy!

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    I've made biscotti for years and you can take any basic recipe and add what you want to them. I do the cranberries and pistachios for one friend, I have a great brownie (using brownie mix) and add other things to it and that's my other friends favorite. I like white chocolate and macadamia nuts and cranberries and pine nuts and lemon. You can go to food network and get lots of recipes too. I'm at work or I'd send you a copy of the basic one that I use. There are even some Italian ones that use cornmeal in them. We have cookie bakes at work every year and I have to do the biscotti every yr. I'm slowly teaching them how to do them, the baking is easy but most have problems with the cutting part and keeping them together. Once I get them all trained then I can start making different ones. I also make Spumunti cakes for the holidays.
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Size:  57.0 KBI found one with snipped dried apricots, Pistachios, anise seed and fennel seed and Almond extract and dried cranberries and Vanilla. If anyone thinks this is the one, let me know and I will put in the full recipe. I also have this little Book with 50 biscotti recipes in it.
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    I found one with snipped dried apricots, Pistachios, anise seed and fennel seed and Almond extract and dried cranberries and Vanilla. If anyone thinks this is the one, let me know and I will put in the full recipe.
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