Delightful with fruit, these crisp golden slices also make a charming partner for a morning caffe latte.

Susan Herr
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2006

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Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
48
Nutrition Profile:
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Position racks in the upper and lower thirds of oven; preheat to 325F. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, sugar, cornmeal (or polenta), baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, oil and vanilla in another bowl until frothy and well combined. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir with a spoon until a soft dough forms.

  • Turn the dough out onto a well-floured work surface. Divide it in half and shape each half into a log 12 inches long by 2 inches wide. Brush off excess flour and place the logs on one baking sheet.

  • Bake the logs on the upper rack until almost firm when pressed on top, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 20 minutes; reduce the oven temperature to 300.

  • Place the logs on a cutting board and slice diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices using a serrated knife. Divide the biscotti between the 2 baking sheets, standing them up about 1 inch apart.

  • Return the biscotti to the oven and bake until lightly colored and dry, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool (the biscotti will crisp as they cool).

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Note: Imported varieties of coarsely ground cornmeal may be labeled “polenta”--that's what you need for this recipe. Porridge made from the cornmeal is also called polenta, so it can be confusing.

Storage smarts: To extend the life of your baked goods, store them in an airtight container in a single layer or between layers of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Nutrition Facts

48 calories; protein 1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 8.9g 3% DV; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 1g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 11.6mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 16.9IU; vitamin c 0mg; folate 1.5mcg; calcium 4.6mg 1% DV; iron 0.3mg 2% DV; magnesium 1.4mg 1% DV; potassium 9.7mg; sodium 28.1mg 1% DV; thiamin 0mg 3% DV; added sugar 4g.
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Fun Easy I made this just for the heck of it. I've never made biscotti and I've never used corn meal before. I think I used the wrong kind of corn meal it wasn't milled finely enough but they were still tasty. Especially with a nice mug of herbal tea. Read More
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