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Coconut lime biscotti

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

This is a scheduled post.
Biscotti, I think, is almost a dump-ingredients-together-haphazardly type of cookie.
I started off with the recipe for Lime Coconut Biscotti from Taste of Home, and went off it slightly to use what I had at hand.
I suppose having these tropical flavours, especially the lime, makes these biscotti more suitable for eating with a cup of tea. I don't drink tea, so it's coffee for me.

Coconut Lime Biscotti
Makes 2½ dozen. Adapted from Taste of Home.

½ cup sugar
¼ cup neutral-flavoured oil
2 medium eggs
¼ cup lime juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp coconut extract
2¼ cup all-purpose flour
1½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 heaped cup dessicated coconut
1 tsp lime peel zest

Preheat oven to 180°C.
Beat sugar and oil together, then add eggs, lime juice and extracts.
Combine flours, baking powder and salt, and stir together with the wet ingredients until just combined into a sticky dough. Stir in coconut and lime zest.
Divide dough into two portions and place them on a parchment-lined tray, shaping each one into a log. Bake for 20 minutes until set.
Cool slightly and then cut each log on the diagonal into 1.5-2cm slices. Place them cut side down on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, turning them over halfway through, until golden brown. remove from tray and cool. Store in an air-tight container.

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