*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              SPICED BISCOTTI
 
 Recipe By     : Cook’s Illustrated #6
 Serving Size  : 48   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies, Sliced                  Ellen
                 Italian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2 1/4  cups          all-purpose flour -- unbleached
    1      teaspoon      baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      ground white pepper
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cloves
      1/4  teaspoon      ground cinnamon
      1/4  teaspoon      ground ginger
    1      cup           sugar
    2      large         eggs + 2 yolks *
      1/2  teaspoon      vanilla extract
 
 1. Sift first 8 ingredients together in a small bowl.
 2. Whisk sugar and eggs to a light lemon color; stir in vanilla extract. Sift
 dry ingredients over egg mixture, then fold in until dough is just combined.
 3. Follow steps 3 and 4 in Lemon-Anise Biscotti recipe.
 
 Variation: Macerate 3/4 cup currants, chopped raisins, or dates in 1/4 cup
 brandy or marsala for at least 1 hour. Drain and fold into the dough in step
 2, adding a teaspoon or so of the macerating liquid to the dough.
 
 *May substitute 3 whole eggs for the 2 eggs and 2 yolks
 
 
 
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