Cantucci

Cantucci is a Tuscan biscotti, also called biscotti di Prato.

 

  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cube (stick) butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • juice and zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • pinch salt

Sift together dry ingredients.  Cream sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla, salt, orange juice, and zest.  Stir in flour. Stir in fruits and nuts.

Divide dough in half.  Shape into logs.  Place on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes.

Cool completely.  Slice into 1/4 to 1/2″ slices and toast on both sides in 350° oven.