One of my favorite cookies of all time is biscotti! It is elegant, and I love the shape! Biscotti means twice baked, and the first documented recipe originated in Italy. You start by baking it in a log shape, letting it cool, and then cutting it into long slices and baking it again so it is crunchy and dry, perfect for dipping in a hot beverage. Biscotti and I have a long history. I am known to get the biscotti jar out when company is over and we are playing cards and having coffee. I am so happy that eating SCD and Paleo doesn’t mean I have to give up my biscotti! This is a wonderful Autumn recipe with pumpkin and tart cranberries that you are sure to love!
Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti
Preheat Oven 350º
1 3/4 Cups Superfine Almond Flour
2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 Cup Pumpkin Puree, SCD Legal
3 Tablespoons Clear Honey
1 Teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries (Fruit Juice Sweetened)
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds for the Top
In a medium bowl, whisk together the first five dry ingredients. In a seperate small bowl, melt your honey a few seconds in the microwave, and then whisk in the pumpkin puree and vanilla extract. Add this to the dry ingredients and stir together vigorously until a ball forms. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead in the dried cranberries. Then, place your dough on a parchment lined baking sheet and form into a 14 x 8 inch log. Flatten the top and press the sliced almonds into the top of the dough. It should look like this after it is baked the first time.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a cooling rack for one hour. Place cooled log on a cutting board and gently slice with a serrated knife on a diagonal into 1/2 inch slices. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and return to the oven and bake seven minutes. Remove from oven and turn biscotti to opposite side and continue baking another 7 minutes or until golden brown and crunchy.
Cool Completely before storing. Makes 16 Biscotti