Cranberry walnut biscotti (vegan)

Yield: 22 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 ounces Walnuts (or about ? cup)1 ? cups powdered sugar
2 cups Flour - (I use spelt flour; whole grain)
¼ cup Soy flour; defatted
1 teaspoon Baking powder
¼ teaspoon Cinnamon
¼ cup Craisins (dried; sweetened cranberries)
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ Orange (all white pith removed), chopped fine , rind of
½ cup Egg replacement; flax seed liquid*

These have become our latest favorite in our household. Although the recipe calls for walnuts, skip them and use candied ginger instead, or dried currants or raisins.

Mix ingredients together in mixer. (Don't over mix.) Turn the gooey dough onto a baking pan (spray with pan release like a pan release agent first). Using a spatula, shape into two logs, about 2½ to 3 inches wide and 10-12 inches long.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (until dough loses its shine & is browned a bit.) Remove logs to a cooling rack. Cool for 10 minutes. Slice logs on a sharp diagonal, cutting about 10-12 slices per log.

Place slices back on cookie sheet, laying cut side down. Bake 10 min. each at 300 degrees (turning once during second baking).

Remove to rack and completely cool.

* 1 tablespoon flax seed + 3 tablespoons water (boiled, then seed removed) = 1 egg replacement. You can also use 2 egg whites for each egg called for in a recipe. This recipe originally called for 2 eggs (whole), plus 2 egg whites, so the flax liquid required totals 8 tablespoons or ? cup (3 T. per egg, plus 1 T. per white.)

per biscotti calories: 105½ fat: 2.3g saturated fat: ⅕ choloesterol: 0g carbohydrate: 19.1g dietary fiber: .5g protein: 2.7g sodium: 66mg % of the following vitamins and minerals based on a 2000 calorie per day diet: Vitamin A: 0% Vitamin C: 0% Calcium: 2% Iron: 5% variations: * replace the soy flour with cocoa, and replace the walnuts with hazelnuts. * replace the walnuts with dried figs and/or currants (this will reduce the total fat per serving too.) * use a mixture of flours instead of wheat or spelt-such as rice flour, soy flour etc. * replace the soy flour with cornmeal for extra crunchiness and replace the sugar with ⅓ cup maple syrup * a real zinger is to replace the walnuts with diced candied ginger

Posted to fatfree digest V97 #268 by "C. Martin" <Charisa@...> on Nov 17, 1997

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