Tuesdays with Dorie DC: Fruit and Four-Grain Biscotti

January 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in cookies & bars, DC, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 5 Comments
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fruit and four-grain biscotti

We’re on a TWD new year health kick this week with Fruit and Four-Grain Biscotti. The recipe specifies certain fruits and grains. Some of those I had and some I didn’t, but I found suitable subs in my pantry for what was missing. Dorie said she originally made these as “scavenger cookies” to use what she had, so that told me I really couldn’t go wrong here. I had the whole wheat flour and rolled oats, so no problems there. I had ground flax instead of whole seeds, oat bran instead of wheat germ and granulated almonds instead of kasha. I used a combo of dried apricots and calimyrna figs as my fruit. I snipped them into bits with scissors, I task find incredibly satisfying. A task I do not find satisfying is slicing biscotti. Dorie says you kind of have to let it go. It still frustrates me. You can see some of my crumbles in the photo…there were other crumbles you can’t see because I ate them!

I made half a recipe of biscotti, which gave me one log to slice up. I brought a few cookies to the trainers at the gym, who got into them right away. The rest we’ve been enjoying with coffee over the last several days. They aren’t not too sweet, have good texture and great flavor.

For the recipe, see Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan. Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll and please join us if you haven’t already!

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  1. I really like these for so many reasons (the “use what you have” idea and the “healthyish” taste!). Like you slicing biscotti makes me frustrated 😦 Yours (compared to mine) look perfect!

  2. Your biscotti look perfect. For some reason I was able to slice without crumbling, a first for me. Maybe Dorie’s permission to crumble gave me courage? However you slice them, these were delicious.

  3. I only made half too. The cutting process is not fun, but I also ate the crumbles, which was not hard to do!

  4. What a perfect line-up – would be fantastic with my tea right now! x

    On Tue, Jan 15, 2019 at 12:03 AM a whisk and a spoon wrote:

    > steph (whisk/spoon) posted: ” We’re on a TWD new year health kick this > week with Fruit and Four-Grain Biscotti. The recipe specifies certain > fruits and grains. Some of those I had and some I didn’t, but I found > suitable subs in my pantry for what was missing. Dorie said she origin” >

  5. These were healthy-ish and I enjoyed them very much. Glad you were able to use what you had on hand.


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