Friday 12 December 2014

Apricot Orange and Pistachio Biscotti

In the mood of love ... with Biscotti again this Christmas season. Well, I have actually planned to bake a few different flavours of Biscotti ^-^

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 ^-^

Recipe adapted from :
Apricot Orange and Pistachio Biscotti
 1 egg
 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

Step 1
Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a large baking tray with baking paper.

Step 2
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.

Step 3
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 ! ~○~)

Step 4
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 ♡!

Happy baking, happy dunking and have a great 'bisco-lious' weekend ^-^!


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.

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Bake-Along #72 : Christmas Theme - Biscotti

Linking this post to Bake-Along event organized by the hosts (JoyceLena & Zoe)


  1. Yayyy......another great flavour as I love pistachio. I think baking biscotti doesnt sound hardwoek at long as not slicing into very thin slices. Your work mates must love you alot for baking lots of food goodies to bring to them.

  2. Did somebody say dunking, lol...I'm in! Lovely Karen:) I'm sure your friend was more than delighted! The colors look oh so festive!

    Thank you so much for sharing, Karen...

    1. Thanks Louise, well ... Christmas is also a time of giving and sharing ^-^!

  3. lovely biscottis! i was thinking of adding pistachios to mine too earlier but settled for flaked almonds instead.
    Great flavour combo and nice colour combo! thx for sharing another biscotti post with us!

    1. Hi Lena, thanks. Among the few flavours I've baked, I liked this the most ^-^!

  4. Very nice! Love the combination of apricots and pistachio! I would love these with a cup of warm tea! Thanks for sharing another lovely biscotti!

  5. Another great flavour of biscotti, lovely combination of apricot, orange and pistachio, all my favorite :)
    I am gonna do something with a similar flavour tomorrow :)

  6. Hi Karen,

    I thought you will bake more biscotti from the Kevin Chai book that you bought... This one is from! I was looking forward to see if you will bake the tuna biscotti... ha ha ha... Just joking! :p

    For me, I prefer to bake these orange pistachio biscotti too... I would say NO to tuna biscotti :p


    1. Hee hee ... I don't have supporters to try this unique tuna biscotti ... and I dare not 'dunk fish' with coffee ..ha ha!

  7. More biscotti! And all look so good too!

    1. Thanks Diana, yeah I'm mad about biscotti. .. will be posting more soon !

  8. Thanks for the step by step picture tutorial,now i know how to make biscotti..hahaha

    1. You're welcome, Fion. It's not difficult to bake these ^-^!


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