Italian Biscotti

1 C white sugar
1 C firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 C oil
2 ts baking powder
2 Tb water
2 ts cinnamon
1/2 ts cloves
1/4 C candied citron
grated rind of one orange
3 C chopped almonds
at least 2 1/2 C flour

1. Mix white and brown sugars, eggs, oil, baking powder, spices, and water. Beat to mix. Add almonds, orange rind, and as much flour as will work with mixer. Then add balance of flour with hands, working into a pliable dough. Add citron.
1. Form two loaves on oiled baking pans, about 1 1/2″ high. Press each to flatten somewhat. Beat an egg, and brush each loaf with egg wash.
1. Bake in a 375 F preheated oven for 20 minutes. Once firm and fully cooked, cut into biscotti while hot, separate pieces, and toast an additional 5 – 10 minutes.