Top Review by Andi the grate
I had no oranges, but I have this Meyer lemon tree in my living room, and all the lemons are ripening. So I subbed lemon juice and zest for the orange and used lemon extract instead of vanilla. They came out excellent! Winter is really dragging on here in Chicago and I needed a taste of spring. I love the light summertime flavor of the lemons and cherries in this biscotti and I got to use one of my fresh lemons.
- 3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 2 teaspoons orange zest
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped dried tart cherry
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- granulated sugar
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine 3/4 cup sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed, scraping bowl often, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thick and pale yellow in color.
- Add oil, orange juice, orange peel and vanilla; beat 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed.
- Combine flour, walnuts, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture.
- Mix on low speed 1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed.
- Stir in cherries by hand.
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface (dough will be soft and sticky).
- Lightly sprinkle with additional flour; knead flour into dough.
- With floured hands, shape into 2 (8x2-inch) logs.
- Place 3 to 4 inches apart on a greased baking sheet; flatten tops slightly.
- Combine egg white and water; brush on logs.
- Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 25 to 30 minutes, or until light brown and firm to the touch.
- Let cool on baking sheet 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
- Cut logs diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with a serrated knife; arrange slices, cut-side down, on baking sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes; turn slices.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Remove to wire rack; let cool completely.