Cranberry and Almond Biscotti

I decided to make this biscotti to accompany our Christmas feast. By the time we got through all the food from the day we were a bit too full to actually eat it all but it’s yummy when you just want to have a quiet coffee and want something yum to dunk into it.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

2 eggs

2/3 cup caster sugar

finely grated rind of 1 orange

2 cups plain flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/2 cup of dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius. Spread nuts out on a baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes, until toasted. Set aside for 5 mins to cool. Roughly chop.

2. Using an electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar and orange rind, until pale and thick. Sift flour and baking powder over egg mixture. Stir to combine. Add cranberries and chopped almonds and mix until dough comes together.

3. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into two. Shape each piece into a log about 25cm long and 4-5cm wide. Place onto a prepared tray, allowing room to spread. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until light and golden. Set aside to cool.

4. Reduce oven to 150 degrees celsius. Using a serrated knife, cut each log into 1 cm thick slices. Place slices in a single layer on the baking trays. Bake for 15 minutes, turning after 10 minutes until light golden and crisp. Transfer to wire racks to cool.

This recipe makes about 50  biscotti. I actually halved it when I made it. Enjoy. 🙂

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