Roasted Almond + Raisin Biscotti

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Whew! I was in the kitchen from 2:30 to 4:00 today!wowwww……I was SO sweaty when I finally got out!But tired? No way!
WHAT was I doing?Here’s a previewIMG_1501[1]:

I baked my very first baguette! and it was awesome.
and easy.
BUT today is biscotti day!
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This is the perfect cookie to dip in your coffee.Or tea!
Annnnnddd it’s really easy. Though it’s takes some effort to make, it’s not hard.Just time consuming.
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Roasted Almond + Raisin Biscotti
2 logs
adapted from the Gourmet Cookbook
2.5 cups ap flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda + salt
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup roasted almonds
1.25 cups raisins( I used a mix of flame + black raisins) soaked in hot water for 10 mins or till plump
1 egg beaten + 1 tbsp. water for eggwash.

Preheat the oven to 375 F/150 C.
Mix together the dry ingredients. Now add the eggs and vanilla and mix till a dough forms. Now fold in the almonds + raisins.Divide the dough into two balls and roll into logs like shown in the picture above.
On a lightly greased baking sheet, place the logs and egg wash.
Now bake for 25 mins or till golden brown.
Then, leaving the oven on, get the logs out and cool for 10 mins. CAREFULLY, slice them diagonally once they are COOL.
Reduce the temperature to 350 F.
place them (cut side down) and bake on each side for ten minutes each. Let cool and serve with coffee.

Note: The slicing can get a little messy so let them cool slightly before you cut them The dough inside will be sticky. This is normal.

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