Here's sharing another flavour ... Apricot Orange & Pistachio Biscotti! Lovely, don't they? ... simply love the colours combination of orange, green and yellow ... so festive & Christmasy looking. A small giveaway to a good friend of mine. Glad that she liked it ^-^!
|A small jar for my friend .... a few slices for myself ^-^|
Apricot Orange and Pistachio Biscotti
50g caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange rind
130g plain flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
40g pistachio kernels
6 dried apricots, finely chopped (I used 5 pieces)
Icing sugar mixture, for dusting
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer, beat egg, sugar and orange rind until thick and pale. Sift over flour and baking powder. Add pistachios and apricots. Stir to combine.
Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly until smooth. Shape into a 20cm long log. Place on prepared tray. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden. Cool on tray for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 140°C/120°C fan-forced. Using a serrated knife, slice log diagonally into 5mm-thick slices. Discard ends (actually you don't have to, just eat them ! ~○~)
Place slices, in a single layer, on baking tray. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking, or until dry and crisp. Stand on tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Can be stored in an airtight container for a week.
Serve lightly dusted with icing sugar if you like.
The sweet aroma of apricot and tangy orange fragrance .... with nutty fruity flavour. Enjoy the dunking again ... in a cup of cappuccino ♡!
I'm submitting this post to Cook and Celebrate (Christmas 2014), organized by Yen from Eat your heart out, Diana from Domestic Goddess Wannabe and Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids.
~~☆☆♧ And ♧☆☆~~
"My Treasured Recipes #4 - Ho Ho Ho It's Christmas (Dec 2014)" hosted by Miss B of Everybody Eats Well in Flanders and co-hosted by Charmaine of Mimi Bakery House.