Candied Ginger Cherry Biscotti is one of the best eggless biscotti you can find. Made with the goodness of candied ginger combined with cherries is a great flavor bomb!
It is no secret that I love the flavor of candied ginger and candied citrus peel. And when this flavor is added to a cookie or biscotti it is always a winner. Last year too I made some candied peel and ginger and knew that I was going to use it up for biscotti.
Every time I use the biscotti recipe by Joy of Baking but this time I wanted some change and adapted the eggless version from here to suit my taste.
I changed the recipe to suit the ingredients available in my pantry. In place of sugar, I used jaggery powder, then replaced almonds and cranberries with candied peel and ginger, dried cherries, and some tutti-fruiti.
I reduced the orange juice by ½ tablespoon as I felt that it may become too runny. After mixing all ingredients, if you feel that the dough is dry then you may add the remaining ½ tablespoon of juice. I didn’t need to.
The result was excellent, especially if you are a sucker for bitter-sweet taste. I am for sure. They were firm and crisp with just the right hint of flavor. A definite winner at our hands.
Candied Ginger Cherry Biscotti
- Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk together 5 tablespoons of orange juice and cornstarch in bowl; set aside. In another large bowl, beat jaggery powder, remaining ½ cup of orange juice, oil and extracts until fluffy or mixed well. Beat in cornstarch mixture, then flour mixture. Gently fold in candied dried fruits and peel or whatever you are using.
- Shape into 2 logs on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 35 minutes, or until light brown. Cool for 15 minutes on baking sheet. Slice into ½ inch thick slices. Return slices to baking sheet, and bake for another 20 minutes, or until browned and crisp. Cool them completely and store in an air tight container.
- Add any other dry or fresh fruit of your choice to dough. I used tutti fruity and dried cherries.
- I changed recipe to suit ingredients available in my pantry. You can use as per the original recipe.
- I reduced the orange juice by ½ tablespoon as I felt that it may become too runny. After mixing all ingredients, if you feel that the dough is dry then you may add the remaining ½ tablespoon of juice. I didn’t need to.