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Recipe for Gingered Fig Biscotti

Submitted by: Sharon

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup  Butter (softened)
1 cup  Sugar
1 tsp  Baking Powder
1/2 tsp  Salt
1 1/2 cup  Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup  All Purpose Flour
1 cup  Diced Dried Figs
1/2 cup  Pine Nuts (Toasted*)
1 tbsp  Fresh Ginger OR
1-2 tbsp  crystallized ginger (diced fine)
Egg White (slightly beaten)
  Coarse Sugar

Cooking Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat until combined scraping bowl sides as needed. Beat in whole eggs.

2.  Beat in as much whole wheat and all purpose flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flours, dried figs, pine nuts and ginger.

3.  Divide dough in half. Shape each portion into a 9 inch long roll. Place rolls on cookie sheet, 5" apart. Flatten slightly to 2 1/2" wide. Brush with egg white, sprinkle with coarse sugar.

4.  Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near centers come out clean. Cool on cookie sheet for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 F. Carefully cut each roll diagonally into 1/2" thick slices with a serrated knife. Place slices, cut sides down on cookie sheet. Bake in 325 oven for 10 minutes; turn slices over and bake for 10-12 minutes more, until dry and crisp. Transfer to racks and let cool.

5.  To toast pine nuts: Spread in single layer on cookie sheet and bake in preheated 350 oven for 5 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Stir once or twice. Cool completely.

    Diced Figs Diced Figs
These dried diced figs are perfect for baking, cooking, mixes, or just snacking on.

Double Active Baking Powder Double Active Baking Powder
Double Active Baking Powder releases carbon dioxide when exposed to moisture and heat, causing doughs and batters to rise. It is all natural and contains no aluminum.

Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour is just the thing for those sensitive to gluten. Our gluten free flour can be made into delicious homemade baked goods such as cakes, cookies, and breads.

Natural Crystallized Ginger (Diced) Natural Crystallized Ginger (Diced)
This diced natural crystallized ginger with no preservatives is ideal for a spicy snack, cooking or baking, or a unique cup of tea. It is simply dried ginger root preserved with a sugar coating.

Pine Nuts (Pignolias) Pine Nuts (Pignolias)
A deliciously fresh pine nut ideally used in baking, cakes, cookies, salads and pesto sauce.

Whole Wheat Flour Whole Wheat Flour
Whole wheat flour is perfect for any baked good. Make breads, cakes, pastries, pasta, and pancakes.

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