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Recipe

Festive biscotti

This festive biscotti uses a basic biscotti recipe but the taste is altered with different types of nuts, chocolate and fruit.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 1 hr 10 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Festive biscotti

Ingredients

Festive biscotti
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chocolate bits
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted almonds
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 140°C. Beat sugar and eggs together until pale and creamy. Add flour, baking powder, cranberries, chocolate and almonds, then mix well.
  • 2
    Turn onto a floured surface and knead until firm, adding a little more flour if necessary. Divide dough in half and shape into logs. Place on a greased baking tray and brush with egg white.
  • 3
    Bake logs for 40 minutes, then remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. While warm, slice biscotti logs into 1cm-thick slices and place in a single layer on oven trays.
  • 4
    Reduce the oven temperature to 80°C and return biscotti to the oven for 30 minutes to dry.
  • 5
    Remove from trays, cool and store in an airtight container.

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