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How To Make Delicious Christmas Biscotti

Bake a batch of crunchy biscotti with nuts, fruit and/or chocolate. These delightful Italian biscuits make a lovely homemade gift and go well with coffee. The perfect make-ahead gift, these will keep for up to a month after baking and look really impressive

How To Make Delicious Christmas Biscotti

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By Rose Serves: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 50 minutes

Delicious Christmas Biscotti

Ingredients

  • • 150g plain flour
  • • 1 tsp baking powder
  • • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • • pinch of cinnamon
  • • 25g ground almonds
  • • 80g golden caster sugar
  • • 1 large egg
  • • 30g maple syrup
  • • 1 tbsp date syrup
  • • 1 Orange Zest
  • • 30g dried cherries
  • • 40g dried cranberries
  • • 60g shelled pistachios
  • • Icing sugar to serve

Instructions

1

Pre-heat the oven to 180℃ / Gas mark 4 and line a baking tray.

2

In a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, spice, almonds and sugar.

3

In another bowl beat the egg and combine with the syrups and orange zest.

4

Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix. Then use your hands to bring together into dough. Add the fruit and nuts and knead until evenly distributed.

5

Divide the mixture in half and shape into fat sausages. Lay them on the baking tray, well-spaced, and bake for 30 minutes until they have risen and feel firm.

6

Remove Christmas biscotti from the oven and turn it down to 120°C/100°C fan. Cool for a few minutes then use a bread knife to slice diagonally into 1cm slices.

7

Lay the slices back on the baking tray and return to the oven for 20 minutes. Dust with icing sugar to serve.

8

Once cooled, they will keep for up to a month in an airtight tin.

Notes

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