Friday, June 4, 2010

Whole Wheat Cashew and Raisin Biscotti!

Biscotti's are very popular in Italy. There are many versions of making a Biscotti. This Biscotti recipe was derived from Whole-Wheat Walnut Raisin Biscotti. I have recreated the same into a different version. I have substituted Cashews for Almonds and have used egg substitute instead of using 2 large eggs. The other ingredients are very much alike. Biscotti's have to be baked twice. Once the loaf has to be baked as a whole. The second baking is after slicing the loaf and baking the pieces to get a crusty and a crispy Biscotti.I have also given them a glaze which is a mixture of milk,icing sugar and Ground cinnamon. This is how I made these easy and tasty Biscotti's!


3/4th cup of Whole Wheat flour
1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup California Raisins
1/2 cup Cashews
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Egg Substitute (Equivalent to 2 eggs):

2 tsp Flaxseed Powder
1/2 cup of Water

Source: Madhuram's Eggless Cooking

For the Glaze:

1 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp milk


  • Sift the flour and add the other dry ingredients and whisk well.
  • Add the Cashews and Raisins and mix.
  • In a different bowl, mix 2 tsp of flaxseed powder and 1/2 cup of water and the vanilla extract.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add milk in small increments to get the consistency of a dough.
  • Make a loaf of the dough in the dimensions that you are comfortable. I made a 5" X 8" loaf.
  • Place the loaf on a baking sheet lined with foil/ parchment paper.
  • Bake  the loaf in the oven at 3500  F for 20 minutes.
  • Once done, remove from the oven.
  • Let it cool for some time.
  • Take a sharp serrated knife and cut the loaf into thin slices diagonally.
  • Arrange the slices on the baking tray.
  • Prepare a glaze of icing sugar and ground cinnamon and apply on the slices.
  • Place the slices back in the oven at 3000 F for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven,cool them and store them in an air-tight container.
Biscotti's can be enjoyed with tea or coffee, breakfast or evening snack....Anytime...Enjoy!!

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