Pistachio Cranberry Biscotti



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Crunchy, nutty, and acceptably sweet, those Italian twice-baked cookies are really delicious and make a great coffee dunker. They can be adapted to include any of your favourite nuts, fruit or spices. I like the combination of 'red cranberries and green pistachios', that makes those an ideal Christmas treat. Serve them for the dessert or afternoon snack.

  • 190 g All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp Star anise powder
  • 4 Egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 50 g Dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 100 g Pistachio, roughly chopped
  1. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon powder and star anise powder. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F. Line a loaf pan, 10x33-cm / 4x13-inch with baking paper.
  2. Beat the egg white and pinch of salt until foamy. Gradually add in sugar and beat until stiff. Add in the flour mixture and fold to combine. Add in chopped chopped dried cranberries and pistachios.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the surface. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the cookie loaf from the pan and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Adjust the oven temperature to 75C/170F.
  4. Cut the cookie loaf diagonally into 3/4-inch thick slices. Place back on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for another 80 minutes, or until dry. Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.

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101 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more 11/10/11 06:51

I always love the combination of pistachio and cranberries, So Christmassy :)

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Foodness Gracious 11/10/11 07:20

Pistachios are such an awesome color. Makes me want to go grab an espresso right now..
Take care..

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wok with ray 11/10/11 07:25

I would have your Biscotti with a hot tea or freshly brewed coffee -- delicious! You photo is stunning as always. Have a good week, Angie!

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Jeannie 11/10/11 07:50

Oh they look too pretty to be eaten! Love the combination of pistachio and cranberry...great photos!

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titty 11/10/11 08:02

molto interessante questa ricetta di biscotti ; )) mi piace!!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 11/10/11 08:14

So pretty and tempting! That combo is mouthwatering.

Cheers,

Rosa

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kitchen flavours 11/10/11 08:19

These look so good! Wish to have some now!

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anne 11/10/11 08:48

A very Chrismassy treat. I adore the color combo :) You just gave me an idea to make cookies with pistachio & cranberry :D Gorgeous pix ;)

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Viviane Bauquet Farre 11/10/11 09:09

Your dishware is beautiful and compliments these cookies very elegantly. Truly and magnificent setup for some afternoon tea!

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Baker Street 11/10/11 09:16

I love the combination of pistachio and cranberry! Your biscotti looks gorgeous A!

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Sharmilee! :) 11/10/11 09:27

These looks so perfectly baked and yummy too...luv the clicks too!

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Tiffany 11/10/11 09:53

I like the colors too! Not only Christmas... but the Italian flag :D I wish I had some to dunk in my coffee right now!

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Veronica's Kitchen 11/10/11 10:40

They are really beautiful, the red and green colour looks so gorgeous! I have been wanting to make biscotti, love this recipe with the star anise powder!

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Deliah's Deli 11/10/11 10:46

colorful and delectable :)yummy :)

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Ah Tze 11/10/11 11:14

This biscotti looks so pretty with green, red from pistachio and cranberry!!

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lena 11/10/11 11:27

me too, i love the colours combination here and more importantly, i'm sure this tastes fantastic!!

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Priya 11/10/11 11:29

Elegant and quite addictive biscotti,lovely that green and red colour from pistachio and cranberry..

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Nithya 11/10/11 12:37

Perfect and delicious :)

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Asian-spice mix 11/10/11 12:55

These biscotti,looks so YUmmY and colourful,
Ridwan

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girlichef 11/10/11 13:17

Such beautiful colors! Definitely perfect for the holiday season :D

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OohLookBel 11/10/11 13:19

The biscotti look so beautiful! Dunking them in tea or coffee is definitely the way to go.

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Sandra 11/10/11 13:27

Love your presentation!

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edith 11/10/11 13:28

Beautiful combination!

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♥peachkins♥ 11/10/11 13:34

I just love the color of those biscottis and the tea cups! they;re lovely..

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Rosemary 11/10/11 13:45

I'm nuts for pistachios in anything. And I happen to love any kind of "dunker" too! Did you make these just for me? (I keep forgetting to tell you how much I love all your quotes; now, I have.)

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Carolyn 11/10/11 13:47

Love biscotti, love pistachios and love cranberries...these would be right up my alley!

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EliFla 11/10/11 14:31

Would you like to know the Italian name of these biscotti??? CANTUCCI...and your look like fantastic Cantucci, brava, ciao Flavia

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Happy Cook / Finla 11/10/11 14:48

I have never been a hug fan of biscotti, as they are so hard sometimes, but i guess that they are like that. Love you flavours in them.

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Pacheco Patty 11/10/11 14:54

Love the cranberries and pistachios in your biscotti, I agree these make a perfect Christmas cookie;-)

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Von 11/10/11 15:06

These are so colourful- and festive! I want christmas to come now....
I've never made biscotti before, though I love the idea of the twice baking part ;) Will have to try one day!

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Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 11/10/11 15:08

Love the combination of pistachio and cranberry, makes a pretty cookie as well as delicious. Wish I had some now with my morning coffee!

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Jill | Dulce Dough 11/10/11 16:14

How beautiful--love the colors! And they are so full of cranberries and pistachio!

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Three-Cookies 11/10/11 16:15

They look amazing, wish I could grab a few.

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ofbaking.com 11/10/11 16:20

This looks like a beautiful, updated version of the more rustic biscotti my nana used to make. I can't wait to bake these for her.

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Roxana GreenGirl 11/10/11 16:42

Your biscotti must taste like Christmas! So beautiful :)

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Claudia 11/10/11 16:43

The perfect and prettiest combination for biscotti! I love your arrangements of them - I just want a cup of coffee and to sit at the table and grab one.

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Belinda @zomppa 11/10/11 16:51

You always know how to put flavors together and present them in a beautiful way - you're like a fashion designer for food.

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Anonymous 11/10/11 17:10

oh so beautiful!

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Biren @ Roti n Rice 11/10/11 17:12

I love biscotti with my tea. Yours look so pretty! The pistachios and cranberries look like gems :)

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Elisabeth 11/10/11 17:50

Angie-I have a list of 22 different kind of biscotti, that I was seriously considering making, and so far only made about 6 kinds. Chocolate chip of course, is on top of my list. I will certainly add this light, crunchy, fat-free yummy pistachio-cranberry to my 7th one for sure!
So colorful and festive, as well:DDD (thank you for your kind compliment on my blog)
xoxo

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the food dude 11/10/11 17:50

the pistachios and cranberries add fantastic color to the biscotti, I'm pretty sure it tastes awesome!

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Stephanie 11/10/11 18:00

These are absolutely stunning. You are quite the cook and quite the photographer. love your blog!

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Cynthia 11/10/11 18:27

Angie, I have work to do you know. I can't always have you make me want to go into my kitchen whenever I visit your blog :) These look gorgeous!

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Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny 11/10/11 18:28

Such gorgeous biscotti, this looks amazing! :)

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Tricia @ saving room for dessert 11/10/11 18:56

Once again your photos are fantastic. I love pistachios in anything, especially a cookie. A cup of hot coffee and one of your beautiful, colorful cookies ... what time shall I come over???? Tricia

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Kristen 11/10/11 20:23

The pistachios and cranberries just pop in that biscotti. It looks so tasty and inviting.

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Eva@ kitcheninspirations.wordpress.com 11/10/11 21:47

What a beautiful cookie, I just love the jewel tones of the pistachios and cranberries. I bet they taste wonderful with an espresso!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 11/10/11 21:50

I can almost taste that combination on my tongue! These would be wonderful for Christmas with the red and green colors.

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 11/10/11 22:42

I love biscotti and the pistachio cranberry combination is always a winner!

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Delishhh 12/10/11 00:43

I have no idea why i have never made biscotti's before but these look perfect for the fall. Going to save and make.

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Lisa H. 12/10/11 01:31

awww....I love all your gorgeous bakes, Angie.

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Jo 12/10/11 02:17

I totally love the colours of this biscotti. The crans and pistachio really shine through. Will KIV this recipe as I have always been meaning to try my hand at this cookie. Lovely clicks!

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Torviewtoronto 12/10/11 02:40

colourful looking biscotti deliciously done

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TasteHongKong 12/10/11 04:59

Beautiful cookies again!
I received a gift voucher from Fairy Hobmother as you did before, so I linked you in my recent post. Thanks Angie!

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Parsley Sage 12/10/11 05:18

Your food always looks so delicious! Brilliant recipe and you're right, I can totally picture this for Christmas :)

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Ann 12/10/11 06:16

Angie - I LOVE biscotti and these are stunning....They are so good with coffee!

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Cheah 12/10/11 06:25

This is indeed a great combinatin, so colourful and cheerful!

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Rochelle 12/10/11 11:17

I LOVE biscotti. But they always so hard to find and when you do they very expensive. Could I add sweetener instead of sugar? My parents are diabetic and love biscotti too. Thanks for this great recipe. :)

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Tina 12/10/11 11:36

These look like the perfect tea time snack! The flavor combo is unique and no doubt tasty. Love the appearance the pistachios give-your pictures are stunning.

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cooking varieties (wan) 12/10/11 12:21

Hi angie, this biscotti looks very pretty and delicious ( like it’s meant for a petite lady’s tea snack)
…never seen this before.bookmarked with thanks.
The pistachios look cool, like they have been evenly sliced- great photo

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JasmyneTea 12/10/11 12:33

I'd love to try macadamia's with this! Your biscotti is absolutely perfect :)

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Joanne 12/10/11 14:29

Biscotti are, I think, the perfect midday treat! I love the mix-ins in these!

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Faith 12/10/11 14:36

I've been dying to make biscotti and yours are gorgeous, Angie! I love the pretty color combination!

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Gloria 12/10/11 17:14

Angie, these biscottis look absolutely amazing!! gloria love biscottis, and love this recipe

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Kumi 12/10/11 19:06

These are beautiful biscottis! Love the colors that remind me of the approaching holidays...

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A Spoonful of Yumm 12/10/11 19:15

very pretty & delicious too i'm sure. love the styling angie :-)

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Catherine 13/10/11 02:11

Dear Angie, Your biscotti look just perfect! They would look pretty for Christmas with the green and red. I would love one with tea! Blessings, Catherine xo

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Kelly 13/10/11 02:26

Beautiful biscotti Angie - I have always loved the contrast in colour between pistachio green and vibrant cranberry. Lovely.

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Jen at The Three Little Piglets 13/10/11 03:06

One of my all time favorite biscotti combinations!

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Lyndsey 13/10/11 04:27

These look wonderful! I have never had pistachio and cranberries before.

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Words Of Deliciousness 13/10/11 04:53

What a great combination. Looks delicious. As always I love your photos.

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tigerfish 13/10/11 04:58

You know what? I love red (cranberry) and green (pistachio) of this...so Christmasy !

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Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen 13/10/11 05:53

I love biscotti! They're very similar to Jewish mandel bread, one of my favorite cookies. Pistachios work so well in this recipe!

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Sook 13/10/11 07:11

I love biscotti. I haven't tried this version. Will have to soon! :)

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Amy 13/10/11 09:18

These are beautiful. I recently made some biscotti using pistachio and cranberries along with lavender but the color didn't come out as vibrant as yours! :) Thanks for sharing. I'm going to try your recipe next time.

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Marina 13/10/11 12:40

Wow, this is so great! I would love to write about your blog in my next "Enjoy your food" post, if that would be ok with you :) Let me know!

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Devaki @ weavethousandflavors 13/10/11 14:49

Oh my these make my heart sing. You nailed it with the colors and flavors. I was wondering when you were going to do your next biscotti missy :) considering you're the Queen of such delights and all :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Sue 13/10/11 16:03

Besides great flavor, I love the pop of colors! Another winner, Angie:)

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nancy at good food matters 13/10/11 16:12

I really like this combination--and the egg whites-only give the biscotti such a bright look--the colors of cranberry and pistachio are really enlivened.

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newlywed 13/10/11 16:19

I love this flavor combination too! Some crushed fennel seed might be a nice addition.

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lisa is cooking 13/10/11 17:47

I love the colors in these! A great combination for biscotti.

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Angie's Recipes 13/10/11 18:53

@Marina Sure. I can't wait to read it!

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FOODESSA 13/10/11 21:04

Great ingredients choices and a great presentation Angie.
I'm putting out my teapot as soon as I get off the computer. I'm now craving biscotti ;o)

Have a great weekend,
Claudia

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Reeni 14/10/11 03:55

These biscotti are picture perfect! Pretty irresistible! I can't wait to bake some Christmas biscotti.

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Jasna's kitchen creations 14/10/11 04:02

Very tempting recipe. You always have beautifuly styled photos!

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Beth 14/10/11 14:25

What beautiful little cookies! The pistachios and cranberries look just like jewels.

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Priscilla - She's Cookin' 14/10/11 14:34

Scrumptious biscotti - delicious flavor combination and the cranberries and pistachio also add a beautiful pop of holiday color! I think I'll be making these soon, Angie :)

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My Little Space 14/10/11 17:06

Shuling, love the colour combo of your biscotti! You think Fairy Hobmother will grand you more gifts! :P haha... Just blaughing!
Happy weekend, dear.
Kristy

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Melanie 14/10/11 19:15

These biscotti look great! They must be so crisp and crunchy!

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michele 15/10/11 02:46

My grandmother would buy biscotti and the bakery would put it into a white paper bag. This recipe brings back nice memories. We would always dunk them in tea or coffee, even the kids got to dunk.

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Katie @ BloomEveryday 16/10/11 04:22

I love biscotti - perfect with my morning coffee! This is a fabulous recipe - thank you for sharing. Check us out sometime @ BloomEveryday.wordpress.com. :) Would love for you to check out some of our recipes.

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Ashley@Bakerbynature 16/10/11 23:38

Indeed, biscotti is the perfect thing to dunk in my morning brew. I love this flavor combination, and the color duo is certainly perfect for christmas.

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Mary 17/10/11 06:38

Your biscotti is lovely, Angie! I still haven't tried making it and I really want to. I like the flavors in this one too. YUM.

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Jenny (VintageSugarcube) 18/10/11 07:19

I sooo need to make these. Cranberries? Pistachios? Those are 2 of my fave ingredients. :)

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Alexis @ There She Goes 18/10/11 20:15

perfect for dunking in english breakfast tea :)

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Sawsan@chef in disguise 28/10/11 11:29

I love biscotti and am always on the look out for new recipes
thank you for sharing

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Vivian - Let's Try These... 28/10/11 17:35

I love biscotti! What delicious looking pictures!

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Chaya 7/11/11 23:57

The colors in the cookie make it intriguing and delicious.

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Anonymous 2/12/11 05:18

hi Angie, Denise here. i was wondering, why is it that other recipes on the web requires the dough to be cut into 2 before the first bake while yours doesn't?

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Angie's Recipes 2/12/11 19:04

@AnonymousDenise, you sure can divide it into two portions. Other recipes might use whole eggs, this one uses just egg whites.

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