Clementine Biscotti with Pomegranate Syrup
Author: 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 
Serves: 32 biscottis
 
Bright clementine zest and warm cinnamon, sweetened with pomegranate syrup in a delightful biscotti.
Ingredients
Biscotti
  • 2⅔ cups (340g or 12 oz) all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 ¼ cups (250g or 8.9 oz) sugar
  • 2 clementines, zested
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 yolks
  • ¼ cup ( 60ml or 2 fl. oz) olive oil
Syrup
  • ⅔ cup (155ml or 5.25 fl. oz) pomegranate juice (approximately one fruit)
  • ⅓ cup (79ml 2.5 fl. oz) clementine juice (one fruit)
  • ¼ cup (100g 3.55 oz) sugar
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325F (163C).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, zest, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, yolks and oil to the flour mixture and stir well to form a sticky dough.
  3. Lightly dust a work surface with flour and turn dough out onto it. Knead dough 2 or 3 minutes or until it comes together but is still fairly sticky.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide dough into 3 and roll each piece into logs about 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in diameter. Lay each log onto the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
  6. While biscotti is baking prepare the syrup.
  7. Pour pomegranate and clementine juices into a sauce pan and add in sugar. Bring just to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium low, stirring frequently until it becomes thick. Remove from heat.
  8. Remove logs from oven and allow to cool 15 minutes on a wire rack.
  9. Transfer logs to a cutting board and with a serrated knife cut each log into ½ inch thick slices.
  10. Lay biscotti cut side down on the baking sheet and return to the oven to bake an additional 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  12. Drizzle pomegranate syrup over biscotti when ready to serve.
Notes
If you prefer a more crisp biscotti, turn them over and allow them to bake an additional 10 minutes. Also you can drizzle syrup on top of the biscotti before serving, but this will possibly cause the cookies to soften as the syrup seeps into them and making them become infused with pomegranate flavor.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/clementine-biscotti-pomegranate-syrup-recipe/