Lavender and Orange Biscotti


Biscotti is one of my favorite desserts. I love the crunchy texture and not too sweet taste that lingers. You can really make any sort of flavor that you like regardless if it may be savory or sweet and it just works everytime. I paired lavender and orange together which is one of my favorite combinations with lavender. Lemon also tastes great. The crunchy sweet is perfect with a cappuccino, hot yea or cold milk. So very versatile and that is what I love about it.

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoon dried lavender
2 eggs
1 teaspoon orange zest
Sugar and dried lavender for topping

1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a mixing bowl, add flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, orange zest, and lavender. Mix well then add eggs. Mix until a dough has formed. The dough should not be too soft, but if it is add a bit more flour or if it is too dry add a small amount of water.

2. On a non-stick baking mat on a cooking sheet form the dough into an 8×3 inch rectangle. Sprinkle a small amount of sugar and lavender on top and gently press with hands.

3. Place into the oven and allow to bake for 30 minutes. Place the cooked dough on a cooling rack and allow to completely cool.

4. With a bread knife, carefully cut into diagonal slices. Place back onto the cookie sheet and bake for an additional 20 minutes, making sure to turn the biscuits over half way through.

Yields: 1 dozen

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