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Cakes: ANISE BISCOTTI - Thanks Gina!
Lemon zest enlivens the anise biscotti.

Makes 4 dozen biscotti

ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 15 minutes

EASE OF PREPARATION: Moderate

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon anise seeds, crushed or 2 tablespoons anise extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons freshly grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, sugar, anise seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together eggs, egg whites, lemon zest and lemon juice in a small bowl and add to the dry ingredients; mix well.
3. Shape the dough into two 14-by-1 1/2-inch logs on a floured surface. Set the logs on the prepared baking sheet and bake until firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the logs to a rack to cool. Reduce the oven temperature to 300F.
4. Cut the logs diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Stand the slices upright on the baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Let cool before storing.

NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per biscotti: 38 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 9 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 42 mg sodium; 13 mg potassium.
1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

cblessum on 3/12/2008