Orange Sesame Biscotti

Author: Canadian Living

Pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) and sesame seeds add crunch to these bite-size biscotti.

  • Portion size 72 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup liquid honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 4 teaspoons orange liqueur
  • 4 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup pepitas

Method

In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in honey and oil. Beat in 2 of the eggs, 1 at a time. Reserving remaining egg white, beat in remaining yolk. Beat in orange rind, liqueur and vanilla.

In separate bowl, whisk together flour, all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the sesame seeds, the baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; stir into batter in 2 additions to form slightly sticky dough. Stir in pepitas.

Divide into thirds. On lightly floured surface, roll each into 12-inch (30 cm) log. Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined or greased baking sheet; press to flatten slightly.

Beat reserved egg white with 2 tsp (10 mL) water; brush all over logs. Sprinkle with remaining sesame seeds. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until light golden and just firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 10 minutes.

Transfer logs to cutting board. Using chef's knife, cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick slices. Stand slices up, about 1/2 inch (1 cm) apart, on baking sheet.

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until almost dry, about 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Layer between waxed paper in airtight container and store for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 29 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 63.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 9 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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