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Festive Fruit Biscotti

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Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1-1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
3 ounces white chocolate, melted
1/4 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2-3/4 cups white flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 ounces white chips
3/4 cup toasted almonds, chopped
3/4 cup dried fruit (mixed glace)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Beat margarine until soft. Beat in sugar and eggs. Add melted white chocolate, juice and extract until combined. Fold in remaining ingredients. The dough will be sticky. Form dough into logs about 14 inches long and place 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until golden brown. Lower oven temperature to 325 degrees. Remove biscotti from oven and let cool 5 minutes before slicing diagonally. Return to oven and toast on each side for 5 to 10 minutes. Store in air-tight containers. Note: The dried mixed glace fruit is the type used for fruit cake.

Connie Archer, Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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