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I have been making loads of biscotti these last few weeks - ideal for holiday food gifts.  This recipe is flavoured with sultana and clementine zest.  I hope you enjoy :)

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
zest of 1 clementine/orange
100 g sultanas
1 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare your baking sheets

  • preheat the oven to 150C and grease and line your baking sheets
wazzup1052 years ago
Last update (for now)...

After the first 15 minutes they were pretty sticky, and cutting them neatly was hard to do. Not the nice coockies as depicted in the ible.

After the second bake I left them in the oven for 5 - 10 minutes longer.. They were reasonably hardened by then, but once they cooled off they were perfect. Nice and crunchy whith just a hint of chewiness (mainly from the raisins).

I WILL make these again (maybe the aniseed ones next time) I'll try to be more exact in what I am doing next time. This time it almost came as an afterthought (threw the sugar in with the flour, so I had to fish that out again, forgot the baking powder, forgot to tarra the scale back to zero ... ah well they still worked !)
wazzup1052 years ago
They're in the oven right now... I must say that I think they're pretty soft. I was expecting them to firm up more... Will they firm up more after I remove them from the oven ? (I did half your recipe and added less sugar and also swapped half the flour for oatmeal because I didn't have enough flour)
wazzup1052 years ago
low fat biscotti.. sweet (actually a bit too much sugar for my liking, but I can probably fix that)
Thanks - I thought about trying with less sugar too...let me know how you get on :)
MissAnubis2 years ago
These aren't sultanas. Sultanas are raisins from yellow grapes.