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Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci)

with Candied Ginger
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Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci)

Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) - Delecctable nibbles from Tuscany, and perfect for Advent coffee

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
ready in 3 h. 50 min.
Ready in
Calories:
95
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

These biscottis are low in fat and calories but packed with unsaturated fatty acids from the almonds.

The double backing of these biscotti creates a delicious, crumbly texture. 

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie95 kcal(5 %)
Protein2 g(2 %)
Fat4 g(3 %)
Carbohydrates12 g(8 %)
Sugar added5 g(20 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E1.4 mg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate9 μg(3 %)
Pantothenic acid0.1 mg(2 %)
Biotin1.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C0.1 mg(0 %)
Potassium68 mg(2 %)
Calcium21 mg(2 %)
Magnesium13 mg(4 %)
Iron0.4 mg(3 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.3 mg(4 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.8 g
Uric acid6 mg
Cholesterol18 mg
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Ingredients

for
90
Ingredients
1 ounce candied ginger
½ Vanilla bean
9 ounces Spelt flour (type 630)
5 ounces brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon Baking powder
2 eggs
1 ounce Margarine
1 pinch salt
5 ounces whole almonds
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Kitchen scale, 1 Teaspoon, 1 large Mixing bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Plastic wrap, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Serrated knife

Preparation steps

1.
Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) preparation step 1

Finely chop the candied ginger. Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.

2.
Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) preparation step 2

Combine the vanilla seeds with the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, eggs, margarine and salt in a mixing bowl. Beat with the dough hook of a hand mixer to a crumbly dough.

3.
Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) preparation step 3

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead quickly with cool hands until dough is smooth, then knead in candied ginger and nuts.

4.
Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) preparation step 4

Divide the dough into 5 portions and shape into logs, each approximately 8 inches long and approximately 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours (preferably overnight).

5.
Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) preparation step 5

Line baking sheets with parchment paper, unwrap dough logs from plastic and place on the sheets. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven at 400°F/convection 350°F until lightly golden, 10-15 minutes.

6.
Christmas Biscotto (Cantucci) preparation step 6

Transfer to a cutting board, let cool slightly and cut with a bread knife diagonally into slices. Return slices to baking sheet and bake until firm, 8-10 minutes at the same temperature. Let cool on a wire rack.