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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Small Bites~ Pumpkin

Our Small Bite challenge for this week is the pumpkin. Is there anyonething that says 'Fall' like the humble pumpkin? I have listed several pumpkin recipes in this post. So the search was on to come up with something new for a small bite. I was so excited when I found this recipe from the Cooking Light site. I modified it a bit, because that is just the way I am. :-)
Pumpkin & Macadamia Nut Biscotti

3 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
2 eggs
1 Tbs vanilla
2 Tbs butter
1 1/2 cups macadamia nuts

Combine the flour sugar, baking powder and spices in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk together the pumpkin, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients until it is smooth.
Melt butter in a large skillet, add nuts and toast until lightly browned. Cool and chop coarsely. Knead into the dough.
Roll the dough out into 3 portions, place on a non-stick baking sheet. Slightly flatten the dough rolls so the biscotti will be dunkable. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temp to 300°. Slice the cooled dough with a serrated knife into 1/4 inch slices. Spread out on to the baking sheet and toast another 15 minutes.
Store in an airtight container or share with the neighbors. These biscotti are perfect with a cup of coffee on a chilly fall afternoon.

Now, let's see what small bites we get from the other 'nibblers'. Leave your link on Mr Mcklinky. Y'all enjoy!
Next week's secret ingredient ~~~Olives ~~~


Char said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm, delish looking

Baked Alaska said...

These sound wonderful. I love biscotti, and have never seen a recipe for pumpkin ones. I will be making these for sure. Thanks for the recipe.

nancyhol said...

Sandi, your biscotti sound SO yummy! I am definitely going to make them!

lululu said...

looks really good, sandi.
i think i'd hv a cup of pumpkin spice latte to go with those small bites!

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