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Almond Citron Biscotti

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We bumped into Elsa the other evening on a walk, and asked how she used the Candied Buddha's Hand she made. She makes biscotti! Larry turned to me and said, "Biscotti, please." I found a recipe for vegan orange almond biscotti by Minimalist Baker and with a few small adaptations (like adding orange juice as holycowvegan does).  I tried using all whole wheat flour the first time (plus some corn meal) and it was very good, but the whole wheat was a little overpowering for the delicate flavors. I mentioned this to my friend Judi, and she suggested adding in almond flour, oat flour, and/or tapioca flour to lighten things up (she rarely uses white flour). The recipe below is updated to add in a mix of such flours, and it was fantastic! I'll keep using the mix below, but of course you may want to experiment with other flours (or white).
Ingredients Wet:
1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil (melted)
3/4 cup sugar
2 flax eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
Zest from 1 orange
Juice from…

Candied Buddha's Hand Citron

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Our friends Pat and Allen have a Buddha's Hand Tree, and offered us a chance to harvest a couple of the fruits! Pat also shared her recipe for delicious candied Buddha's citron. It's yummy as candy or in cookies -- and it makes your kitchen smell heavenly as you cook it up. Below is Pat's recipe, and photos as I tried to replicate it (I almost doubled the sugar and water, since we harvested two).Ingredients 1 Buddha's hand citron, washed well
2 C water
2 C granulated sugar.
InstructionsDice the citron, taking care to use only the portions that include the zest and some pith. Discard interior pith portion that has no zest.

Put candy thermometer in a pan, add the diced citron and the water and sugar.

Put it on medium heat and wait for it to boil, stirring to dissolve sugar.

Adjust the heat to a simmer and allow it to bubble slowly for somewhere near three quarters of an hour. (It seems to take longer to get to 230 degrees).

As it reduces, the sugar syrup will become th…