Introduction: Sultana and Clementine Biscotti

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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

Step 2: Whisk the Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla

  • add the sugar, eggs and vanilla essence to a bowl and whisk with an electric mixer until thickened, fluffy and doubled in size - this should take a few minutes

Step 3: Add the Other Ingredients...

  • fold in the flour, baking powder, sultanas, clementine zest, baking powder and mix until incorporated and a dough is formed. 

Step 4: Shape the Biscotti Dough

  • tip out the dough onto a floured surface and shape into flattened 'sausage' shapes - about 5cm wide and 2cm high then place onto a greased baking sheet with a few inches space between each one.

Step 5: First Bake...

  • bake for about 15 minutes until light brown/golden and firm to the touch

Step 6: The Second Bake

  • cut the biscotti into 1.5cm slices and place back on baking trays - continue to bake for another 12-15 minutes - until golden brown

Step 7: Remove From Oven and Enjoy :)

  • remove from the oven and leave to cool on a rack before storing in an airtight container.  These keep well for several weeks.
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