Twelve Days of Christmas: More Biscotti for Santa


Ah milk

Ah milk

This biscotti was inspired by our very yummy figgy pudding. You’ll want to start these the night before you bake them to give the fruit time to soak up the liquor. We had quite a bit of dried fruit left over and are always looking for an excuse to break out the cognac. If these don’t float your boat try gingerbread, pistachio, citrus, pumpkin, anise or biscotti with prunes, dried cherries and chocolate or pecans, dates and white chocolate.

Biscotti with Cognac-Soaked Dried Fruit

  • 1/2 cup chopped figs
  • 1/4 cup candied ginger, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup dried dates, chopped fine
  • 2 tbsp cognac or brandy
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sorghum or honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Mix fruit in a small bowl and stir in cognac. Let sit overnight. Preheat oven to 375. Butter and flour a baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Create a well in the center. Add eggs, sorghum, soaked fruit and cinnamon. Stir until incorporated. Drop dough onto baking sheet in two even logs, about two inches wide and 10-12 inches long. Bake until golden and firm. Let cool for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 325. Once biscotti has cooled slightly cut them at a diagonal in roughly 1/2 inch slices. Stand upright on baking sheet and return to oven. Cook for 10-15 minutes longer.

About Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

This blog attempts to collect some of the things I try to create with food and booze. Sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail. My hope is to entertain and maybe help people think a little harder about what they decide to eat and drink.
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6 Responses to Twelve Days of Christmas: More Biscotti for Santa

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on MrMilitantNegro™.

  2. cecilia says:

    I love biscotti.. these look great!

  3. Rachel says:

    Wow – sort of a crunchy fruitcake! I love it… mmmmmm!!

  4. Leave the plate out. I may be beating Santa to it! This biscotti looks delicious.

  5. Eva Taylor says:

    What a perfect treat to munch on Christmas morning while opening presents. So many presents.

  6. You know I’m not a huge bread eater but let me just say these wouldn’t last one day for Santa in my family’s house LOL

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