11.23.2012

Pumpkin Biscotti

Did everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving?
I was working, so I celebrated with my fabulous co-workers as the hospital provided a huge spread of yummies for lunch.
I got in the baking spirit and knowing that most nurses love their coffee as much as they love vacations, I made biscotti for dunking!
They were such a hit!
I was pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out, as I had never made biscotti before.


Pumpkin Biscotti
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • Pinch of ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions

1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and spices into a large bowl.
2 In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Give it a rough stir to generally incorporate the ingredients, the dough will be crumbly.
3 Flour your hands and a clean kitchen surface and lightly knead the dough. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper. Form the dough into a large log, roughly about 15-20 inches by 6-7 inches. The loaves should be relatively flat, only about 1/2 inch high. Bake for 22-30 minutes at 350 F, until the center is firm to the touch. (Feel free to also form two smaller logs for cute two-bite biscotti; just cut the baking time to 18-24 minutes.)
4 Let biscotti cool for 15 minutes and then using a serrated knife cut into 1 inch wide pieces. Turn the oven to 300 F and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.
Biscotti may be still a tad moist and chewy, so if you prefer it crisp let it sit uncovered overnight in a dry space. Serve and enjoy.

(source for recipe)

I doubled it so I had enough to share! I also recommend not dipping them in frosting like I did, but dip or drizzle melted chocolate over so they stay crunchy!

P.S. Anyone going shopping today for Black Friday sales? Not Me! I will do the rest of my shopping online to avoid crowds, haha!
~Naomi

6 comments:

  1. omg yummmmyyyyy, thats all I can say.

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  2. This sounds delicious and very festive. I've never had a sweet desert with pumpkin in before. Its not something we do in Australia. This makes me all the more keen to try it. xo

    http://blossomeclectic.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. YUM!!! I love chocolate!

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    Kier
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  4. That looks so yummy! I am going to have to try these!
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    Sara Lynn
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