This recipe for biscotti makes a lovely food gift for Christmas and the holiday season - if you don't eat them all first!  These crunchy, twice baked Italian biscuits flavoured with aniseed and candied peel are really easy to make and don't take very long either.  You can always swap the candied peel and aniseed I use in this recipe for chopped nuts, chocolate chips or dried fruit with no problem.  These apparently keep really well in an airtight container for up to a month - however they have never lasted that long in my house :)

These biscotti  are great served after dinner and dunked in coffee or tea but also in a sweet dessert wine if you are that way inclined.  I hope you enjoy and try out this recipe.  Next time I am going to make them with chopped almonds and lemon zest I think.......

Happy Baking!

preparation time:  10-15 minutes
cooking time:  25-30 minutes
makes about 35-40 biscotti

300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
175g sugar
2 eggs
100g chopped candied peel (or equal amounts of dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips etc - feel free to add your own favourite flavourings)
2 tbs aniseed
1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat Oven and Whisk the Eggs

  • preheat the oven to 150C
  • add the eggs to a large bowl with the sugar and vanilla extract and whisk for a few minutes until doubled in size
Made some as Christmas gifts with pistachio and chocolate chip and almond and orange zest - lovely flavours!
Sounds like delicious. I wanna try!
Please do - let me know how you get on :)
How much baking powder?? <br>Did I miss it?
sorry - missed it out! 1 tsp baking powder.....edited now! Thanks for letting me know :)

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