fruit and nut biscotti

lee clark

lee clark

12th January 2011

fruit and nut biscotti

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl. Add ½ eggs. Mix well then add ½ of the rest of ...

Ingredients

  • 500g plain flour
  • 500g castor sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 5 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 100g sultanas
  • 100g apricots (dried and sliced)
  • 100g chopped dates
  • 100g pistachio nuts
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 100g hazelnuts/walnuts
  • 2 lemons (zest only)

Method

Mix flour, sugar and baking powder in large bowl. Add ½ eggs. Mix well then add ½ of the rest of eggs. Mix again. Add other ¼ a little at a time (might not need all). Add fruit, nuts and zest. Divide into 6, roll to sausage shape, lightly flatten and bake till golden. Remove from oven and leave to cool. Put oven at 140°C, 275°F, Gas mark 1. Slice thinly – ½ cm thick. Cook for 12 minutes. Turn over and cook until pale golden colour. Leave to cool on racks. Store in air-tight containers